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CACHE Level 3 Dip Childcare & Education This programme combines theoretical study in college with practical experience. It aims to prepare you to work competently, safely and effectively with children and their families in a wide range of settings. You will gain knowledge through observational studies, practical work with children and lectures and discussions with those concerned in both theoretical and practical training. In college you will explore a broad range of topics related to children. There will also be an opportunity to gain qualifications in first-aid and Key Skills. 50% of the course will be spent in supervised work placements. Entry Requirements: Entry to this course requires 4 GCSE at Grade C (20pts) (English and ideally Maths & Science + one other). You will need to show that you possess the ability to benefit from both theoretical and practical parts of the course. Evidence of work experience with young children will be an advantage. An interview is required. Attendance: Full Time Two years full time. Minimum 80% attendance Course Content: The Diploma course aims to prepare people to work competently, safely and effectively with children and their families in a wide range of settings with different professional groups. There are nine mandatory units: An introduction to working with children Development from conception - 16 supporting children keeping children safe the principles underpinning the role of the practitioner promoting a healthy environment for children play, learning and education caring for children and development of practical skills (practical unit). Plus three optional units. 50% of the course is spent in a range of supervised work placements. There will also be an opportunity to achieve a basic first aid qualification and key skills. Assessment: Assessment is through written assignments, internally marked and externally moderated and evidence of practice. There is an end of course externally marked exam. Outcomes: Students may wish to progress to the Foundation Degree in Early Years, or take Specialist Courses Teacher Training (you will need to fulfil criteria for entry)or Higher Education Diploma (you will need to fulfil criteria for entry) Qualification: CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education (2009) The Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education is a recognised qualification in childcare. It provides the underpinning knowledge and understanding and practical competence equivalent to NVQ Level 3 Children?s Care Learning and Development.

CACHE Level 3 Dip Childcare & Education This programme combines theoretical study in college with practical experience. It aims to prepare you to work competently, safely and effectively with children and their families in a wide range of settings. You will gain knowledge through observational studies, practical work with children and lectures and discussions with those concerned in both...

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