CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator EYE)
The CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator – EYE) prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.
This level 3 qualification has 30 UCAS points allowing progression onto higher education. This qualification is designed for working practitioners who wish to study on a part time basis. You will undertake this qualification as a distance learning model where you will study independently and meet regularly with your assessor without the need to attend taught sessions.
Our award winning childcare team is highly qualified with all tutors qualified to degree level in childcare and with excellent vocational competence. This qualification meets all the requirements for qualified level 3 status for ratios in Early Years Statutory Framework (EYFS).
From September 2014 anybody who wishes to work as a fully qualified Early Years Practitioner will be required to complete this Early Years Educator course. It will be the only level 3 vocational qualification that will allow you to fully engage in childcare.
Early Years Practitioners will work in various settings to care for babies and children aged from birth to five years old and have an understanding of children aged 5 – 7 years. It will be the role of the Early Years Educator to help the children learn, develop and prepare for school. The EYP may support Early Years teachers or indeed may deliver the childcare and teaching themselves.
All learners should gain their qualification within 12 – 18months of beginning the programme. You will undertake this qualification as a distance learning model where you study independently and meet regularly with your assessor without the need to attend taught sessions.
Placements are required for achievement of this qualification. You must either be employed or have a work placement with children 0-5 years in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). A minimum of 350 placement hours is required over the duration of your programme. During placement, you will need support from a mentor who should be a professional within the real work environment who will be required to complete professional development records.
The price includes:
- Highly qualified assessor
- CACHE Level 3 Diploma Early Years Educator book
- Registration and certification
- Postage of certificates
Interest free installment payments are available for this qualification!
- You can either pay full price of £1950
- £250 initial payment, then 17 monthly payments of £100 by standing order
Early Years Educator: GSCE English and Maths Requirement
From 3 April 2017, the requirement for Level 3 Early Years Educators (EYE) to hold GCSE English and maths A*-C, will be broadened to Level 2 qualifications, including Functional Skills. This will also apply to an apprenticeship route. This will enable staff with an EYE qualification and Level 2 English and mathematics qualifications to count in the Level 3 staff: child ratios in childcare settings. This includes those who already hold an EYE qualification, began studying an EYE from September 2014 or will achieve an EYE in the future. Please refer to the Early Years Workforce Strategy (March 2017) for further details.
International qualifications can be checked through NARIC.
An enhanced DBS (CRB) check will be required at the start of the course.
Once you have your Early Years Educator qualification you will be able to be counted in EYFS ratio to practice as an Early Years Educator. You will be able to work in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors doing things like:
- Nursery Nurse
- Nursery Practitioner
- Early Years Practitioner
- Day Nursery Practitioner
- Pre School Practitioner
- Nursery Teacher
- Early Years Teacher
- Reception Class Teacher
- Pre-School Assistant
- Nursery Worker
- Home based child carer
Successful learners can progress onto the CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner and enhance their career prospects in this rewarding sector.
This level 3 qualification has 30 UCAS points allowing progression onto higher education.