Examination Board & Courses offered:
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Applied General Certificate for Early Years, Childcare and Education
What is the course about?
This qualification is ideal for learners wanting to develop their knowledge and understanding in areas such as the role of the childcare practitioner, human development, relevant legislation and frameworks, and play and learning.
This Certificate is comprised of 5 mandatory units which cover the following key subject areas:
Unit 01: The role of the early years, childcare and education practitioner
Unit 02: Human development from conception to 19 years
Unit 03: Key legislation, policy and procedures
Unit 04: Statutory educational frameworks
Unit 05: Play and learning
In addition to these, learners will need to complete two external assessments, a scenario
based short answer examination and an extended written assignment taken under controlled
How is it assessed?
Over the two year, learners must complete a portfolio of evidence for all 5 units, achieving a minimum Pass grade for each one. Learners will also need to complete two external assessments, a scenario based short answer examination and an extended written assignment taken under controlled supervision.
This course is assessed Pass/Merit/Distinction/Distinction*
Where will the Childcare Course take me?
After successful completion of the Childcare and Education course students will feel confident to progress into various job roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors such as:
practitioner in day nurseries
Practitioner in nursery schools
Practitioner in reception classes in primary schools
Home based childcarer