Level 3

NCFE/CACHE Childcare and Early Years Education


2 years


Rush Green Campus


Sep 2023


Adult 19+



You'll learn how to work with children between birth and 7 years of age. The course will cover the holistic development of children up to the age of 7 years 11 months which will include development, play, theories, safeguarding and much more.

There is a controlled assessment in first and second years that is compulsory to pass.

You will spend 2 days on your placement and 3 days in college.

You'll need to have 4 GCSEs including Maths & English at grade 4 (C) or above.

All of our teaching staff have vast industry experience within early years and school environments.

You'll complete 750 hours of placement time over the 2-year course. This on-the-job experience will give you a huge advantage when you look to develop your career.

Having successfully completed the Level 3 qualification, you can either head into employment or continue your studies with a degree-level course.

Where it can lead to
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.