Education and Training Courses

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Key Information

Course Full Name: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Education and Training

Qualification Number: 601/1620/1
Level: 3
Credits: 12
Guided Learning Hours: 48
Total Qualification Time: 120
Mode of Study: part time
Fees: £800

Course Information
The NCFE Level 3 Award in Education and Training is an introductory teaching qualification. Depending upon the optional units chosen, a learner will either need to take part in microteaching (Unit 02) or teaching practice in the work environment (Unit 03 and Unit 04). This qualification consists of one mandatory unit and 5 optional units:

• Unit 01 Understanding roles, responsibilities and relationships in education and training

Optional units
• Unit 01 Understanding and using inclusive teaching and learning approaches in education and training
• Unit 02 Unit 03 Facilitate learning and development for individuals
• Unit 03 Facilitate learning and development in groups
• Unit 04 Understanding assessment in education and training
• Unit 05 Understanding the principles and practices of assessment

Entry Requirement
Entry is at the discretion of the centre. However, learners should be aged 19 or over to undertake the qualification.

Course Delivery
This qualification has been adapted to the delivery and assessment standard which has been agreed with the Education and Training Foundation.
Students will still need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.

Students are still required to complete the work placement, but the focus should be on learning outcomes and evidencing competence. We have removed the requirement for students to complete a minimum number of placement hours – hours should still be recorded.

Progression
• NCFE Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training
• NCFE Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

Key Information

Course Full Name: NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training

Qualification Number: 601/1622/5
Level: 5
Credits: 120
Guided Learning Hours: 360
Total Qualification Time: 1200
Mode of Study: Part-Time
Fees: £2500

Course Information
This qualification prepares trainee teachers to teach in a range of contexts. There are significant practice requirements as this qualification will assess, and provide evidence of competence when undertaking teaching and training responsibilities. It can meet the needs of a range of trainee teachers, including individuals who are not currently teaching but training. This course is for applicants who can meet the practice requirements of the qualification. To be awarded the NCFE Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training, learners must achieve a minimum of 120 credits: 75 from the mandatory units and a minimum of 45 from the optional units. At least 61 credits must be at or above Level 5. This qualification consists of 4 mandatory units and 35 optional units. The mandatory units are:

• Unit 01 Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training
• Unit 02 Developing Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Education and Training
• Unit 03 Theories, Principles and Models in Education and Training
• Unit 04 Wider Professional Practice and Development in Education and Training

Entry Requirement
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 19 and above. The minimum core of literacy, language, numeracy and ICT details the knowledge, understanding and personal skills in English, mathematics and ICT expected of all teachers in the sector. The minimum core document comprises 3 sections: language and literacy, numeracy and information and communication technology (ICT).

Course Delivery
This qualification has adapted to the delivery and assessment standards which have been agreed with the Education and Training Foundation. Students will still need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence and evidence capture, that we permit including the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills. Students are still required to complete the work placement, but the focus should be on learning outcomes and evidencing competence.

Progression
This qualification may contain barred units, equivalencies or exemptions. These will be identified in the summary for each unit.

NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Working with Children

Key Information

Course Full Name: NCFE CACHE Level 1 Award in Working with Children

Qualification Number: 501/0417/2
Level: 1
Credits: 11
Guided Learning Hours: 100
Total Qualification Time: 110
Mode of Study: Part-Time
Fees: £450

Course Information
This qualification allows learners to develop basic knowledge and understanding of the needs of young children, aged from birth to five years, based in a variety of settings. It also helps learners understand their role in supporting child development. The qualification covers healthy eating for children, planning and taking part in activities to encourage children to eat healthily, supporting the provision of a safe learning environment for young children, health and safety requirements and the importance of keeping all children safe from harm. The course also covers designing a range of play activities for young children aimed at their age and stage of development. The qualification is designed for learners under 16 and above who would like to develop their understanding of the main issues in relation to childcare learning and development. To achieve the Level 1 Award in Working with Children learners must achieve 5 mandatory units:

• Unit 01 Encouraging Children to Eat Healthily
• Unit 02 Create a Safe Environment for Young Children
• Unit 03 Working in a Team
• Unit 04 Contribute to Equality of Opportunity in Support of Young Children’s Development
• Unit 05 Provide a Range of Appropriate Play Activities for Young Children

Entry Requirement
There are no specific requirements but applicants must have at least a grade 3 in English.

Course Delivery
Level 1 Award in Working with Children is internally assessed. To achieve the Level 1 Award in Working with Children learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the 5 mandatory units. Grades are not awarded.

Progression
• Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
• Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings
• Intermediate Apprenticeship for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Key Information

Course Full Name: NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Qualification Number: 603/2476/4
Level: 2
Credits: 32
Guided Learning Hours: 225
Total Qualification Time: 321
Mode of Study: Part-Time
Fees: £900

Course Information
The Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning has been designed to provide learners with an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school or college environments. It covers a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development, supporting children and young people’s positive behaviour and communication and professional relationships. It’s aimed at learners working in roles that support pupils’ learning in primary, secondary or special schools, as well as colleges. This qualification is aimed at learners in placement/working in support roles within schools and colleges. In order to gain a Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning, learners must complete 11 mandatory units:

• Unit 01 Understand schools and colleges as organisations
• Unit 02 Understand children and young people’s development
• Unit 03 Safeguarding children and young people
• Unit 04 Equality, diversity and inclusion in a learning environment for children and young people
• Unit 05 Maintain relationships with children and young people
• Unit 06 Support the health and safety of children and young people
• Unit 07 Support positive behaviour in a learning environment for children and young people
• Unit 08 Contribute to teamwork in a learning environment
• Unit 09 Understand children and young people’s play and leisure
• Unit 10 Promote an effective learning environment
• Unit 11 Provide displays in a learning environment

Entry Requirement
The minimum age for a learner taking this qualification is 16 years old. Must have at least a grade 3 in English. Learners will need to be working or on a practical placement for the duration of the course in a learning environment (school or college) as they need to show competence in both skills and knowledge.

Course delivery: This qualification is internally assessed. The Certificate can usually be completed in a year. Learners will need to be working or on a practical placement for the duration of the course in a learning environment (school or college) as they need to show competence in both skills and knowledge.

Progression
• Level 3 Award in Supporting Teachings and Learning in Schools
• Level 3 Award in Supporting Teachings and Learning
• Level 3 Award in Education and Training

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Key Information

Course Full Name: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Qualification Number: 500/9745/3
Level: 3
Credits: 32
Guided Learning Hours: 180
Mode of Study: Part-Time
Fees: £1100

Course Information
This qualification will provide an understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary or special schools. It includes learning about children and young people’s development, safeguarding their welfare, and communication. The Level 3 Certificate is suitable for those working in unsupervised roles that support pupils’ learning. It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task. The Level 3 Certificate is suitable for those working in unsupervised roles that support pupils’ learning. To gain a Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification, learners must complete the 11 mandatory units:

• Unit 01 Communication and Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults
• Unit 02 Schools as Organisations
• Unit 03 Support Learning Activities
• Unit 04 Promote Children and Young People’s Positive Behaviour
• Unit 05 Develop Professional Relationships with Children, Young People and Adults
• Unit 06 Promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People
• Unit 07 Support Assessment for Learning
• Unit 08 Understand Child and Young Person Development
• Unit 09 Understand How to Safeguard the Well-Being of Children and Young People
• Unit 10 Support Children and Young People’s Health and Safety
• Unit 11 Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

Entry Requirement
Applicants should be at least 16 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.

Course Delivery
The Certificate requires 32 credits. Credits from the Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools can be carried over and counted towards the Certificate. It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task. You can usually complete it in a year. Learners taking the Certificate will need to be working or volunteering in a school environment as they will need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

Progression
• Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.
• Senior Special Educational Needs Assistant
• Senior Learning Support Assistant
• Senior Teaching Assistant

NCFE CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges

Key Information

Course Full Name: NCFE CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Advanced Practitioner in Schools and Colleges

Qualification Number: 603/2474/0
Level: 4
Credits: 21
Guided Learning Hours: 155
Total Qualification Time: 205
Mode of Study: Part-Time
Fees: £900

Course Information
This Level 4 qualification aims to provide professional development opportunities for practitioners working in the school and college workforce. This qualification will embrace the wealth of experience and skill for the student in a teaching and learning environment. It will challenge the learner in both daily practice and theoretical understanding. Learners will acquire leadership skills, mentoring skills, coaching skills and reflection skills as they complete the qualification through work-based learning opportunities. Upon achievement of this qualification, the learner will be equipped as an Advanced Practitioner. This qualification has 5 mandatory units. All 21 credits will come from the 5 mandatory units:

• Unit 01 Enabling Individuals to Learn
• Unit 02 Understand How to Support Children and Young People to Improve their Mental Health and Well-Being
• Unit 03 Working with Others to Support Individuals with Additional Needs and Disability in a School or College
• Unit 04 Working with Families and Other Professionals in a School or College Setting
• Unit 05 Implementing Change in School or College Setting

Entry Requirement
Learners must be at least 18 years old and employed in a suitable role within a school or college. Previous Level 3 study is a clear advantage but wealth of experience, knowledge and understanding working in schools or colleges is a requirement for this CPD qualification. Your training provider will be able to offer you discreet advice in relation to your suitability for entry.

Course Delivery
All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods which could include direct observation within the workplace and written assignments and professional discussion in line with the Assessment of Learning provided for each unit. The Certificate can usually be completed in a year.

Progression
• Higher Level Practitioner/Teaching Assistant
• Internal progression at a higher level, including those with management responsibilities
• Leadership, mentoring, supervision and management opportunities

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce

Key Information

Course Full Name: NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (England)

Qualification Number: 601/3395/8
Level: 2
Credits: 35
Guided Learning Hours: 261
Total Qualification Time: 350
Mode of Study: Part-Time
Fees: £1300

Course Information
This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children’s settings including early years and social care. It is also a must-have for all those undertaking the Level 2 Children and Young People’s Apprenticeship, outside of an early years setting. Anyone who wants to work, or has just started to work in the children and young people’s workforce. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task. Optional units need to be chosen to reach the minimum required qualification credit of 35. These will include taking mandatory units:

• Unit 01 Introduction to Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
• Unit 02 Introduction to Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
• Unit 03 Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
• Unit 04 Child and Young Person Development
• Unit 05 Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People
• Unit 06 Maintain and Support Relationships with Children and Young People
• Unit 07 Support Children and Young People’s Positive Behaviour
• Unit 08 Contribute to the Support of Child and Young Personal Development
• Unit 09 Contribute to Children and Young People’s Health and Safety
• Unit 10 Contribute to the Support of Positive Environments for Children and Young People
• Unit 11 Understand Partnership Working in Services for Children and Young People

Entry Requirement
Applicants should be at least 16. No specific entry requirement but must have at least a grade 3 in English.

Course Delivery
The Certificate requires 35 credits. It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task. You can usually complete it in a year or less. You will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

Progression
• Assisting pre-school workers
• Assisting in children’s centres
• Assisting in day nurseries, nursery schools and nursery classes
• Level 3 Diploma for the Children Young People’s Workforce

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce

Key Information

Course Full Name: NCFE CACHE Level 3 diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (England)

Qualification Number: 601/3474/4/SC
Level: 3
Credits: 65
Guided Learning Hours: 422
Total Qualification Time: 650
Mode of Study: Part-Time
Fees: £1300

Course Information
This qualification is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas and is split into two pathways: Social Care, Learning, Development and Support Services. It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task. There are 11 mandatory units and no set number of optional units so chosen optional units will make up the qualification credits of 65. The mandatory units are as follows:

• Unit 01 Promote Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
• Unit 02 Engage in Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
• Unit 03 Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
• Unit 04 Principles for Implementing Duty of Care in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
• Unit 05 Understand Child and Young Person Development
• Unit 06 Promote Child and Young Person Development
• Unit 07 Understand How to Safeguard the Well-Being of Children and Young People
• Unit 08 Support Children and Young People’s Health and Safety
• Unit 09 Develop Positive Relationships with Children, Young People and Others Involved in their Care
• Unit 10 Working Together for the Benefit of Children and Young People
• Unit 11 Understand How to Support Positive Outcomes for Children and Young People

Entry Requirement
There are no specific requirements but applicants must have at least a grade 3 in English.

Course Delivery
The Diploma requires 65 credits. It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task. You will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills. You can usually complete it in a year.

Progression
• Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (90 credits)
• Foundation degree
• Supporting teaching and learning workers – who visits families of pre-school children at home
• Foster carers
• Children and families social workers
• Registered managers of children’s homes, plus deputy and assistant managers
• Residential childcare workers
• Children and family court advisory and support service advisers
• Youth worker
• Community care officer
• Professional assistant
• Family centre worker

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare

Key Information

Course Full Name: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (England)

Qualification Number: 601/4852/4
Level: 3
Credits: 61
Guided Learning Hours: 466
Total Qualification Time: 610
Mode of Study: Part-Time
Fees: £2500

Course Information
The qualification enables the learner to gain essential skills and knowledge to support children and young people in residential childcare settings, including wellbeing and resilience, positive relationships and attachments, health and safety, sexual exploitation, communication, positive behaviour and positive outcomes. This qualification will develop the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people in a residential childcare setting, including an understanding of child and young person development. Learners must achieve 61 credits. 53 credits must be achieved from Mandatory Group A. Learners must also complete a minimum of 3 Optional Units from Optional Group B, to achieve a minimum of 8 credits. To be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare, learners are required to successfully complete these 16 mandatory units:

• Unit 01 Understand the Development of Children and Young People in Residential Childcare
• Unit 02 Understand How to Safeguard and Protect Children and Young People in Residential Childcare
• Unit 03 Understand How to Support Children and Young People Who Have Experienced Harm and Abuse
• Unit 04 Promote Effective Communication and Information Handling in Residential Childcare Settings
• Unit 05 Support Risk Management in Residential Childcare
• Unit 06 Assessment and Planning with Children and Young People in Residential Childcare
• Unit 07 Support Group Living in Residential Childcare
• Unit 08 Understand How to Support Positive Outcomes for Children and Young People in Residential Childcare
• Unit 09 Support Attachment and Positive Relationships for Children and Young People in Residential Childcare
• Unit 10 Support the Well-Being and Resilience of Children and Young People in Residential Childcare
• Unit 11 Support Children and Young People in Residential Childcare to Achieve their Learning Potential
• Unit 12 Support Children and Young People in Residential Childcare to Manage their Health
• Unit 13 Support the Development of Socially Aware Behaviour with Children and Young People in Residential Childcare
• Unit 14 Engage in Professional Development in Residential Childcare Settings
• Unit 15 Support the Rights, Diversity and Equality of Children and Young People in Residential Childcare
• Unit 16 Participate in Teams to Benefit Children and Young People in Residential Childcare

Entry Requirement
Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Course Delivery
Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement in a residential childcare setting, as they need to show competence in both knowledge and skills. All units will be internally assessed using standard methods: coursework, portfolio of evidence, practical demonstration / assignment.

Progression
• Residential childcare workers
• Registered residential childcare managers, deputies and assistant managers (further professional development / qualification may be required once in post)
• Managers, deputy and assistant managers in other adult or children and young people’s social care settings (further professional development/qualification may be required once in post).
• Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Residential Childcare (England)
• A Foundation Degree in a related discipline.

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education (Early Years Educator)

Key Information

Course Full Name: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education (Early Years Educator)

Qualification Number: 601/2147/6
Level: 3
Guided Learning Hours: 691
Total Qualification Time: 861
Mode of Study: Part-Time
Fees: £2500

Course Information
The Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator) 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. Upon achievement of this qualification, it is intended that learners will be able to access higher education or enter the workforce as Early Years Educators. We have structured the units around four themes:

• Theme 01 Health and well-being
• Theme 02 Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
• Theme 03 Play, development and learning for school readiness
• Theme 04 Professional development

Mandatory Units:
• Unit 01 Support Healthy Lifestyles for Children Through the Provision of Food and Nutrition
• Unit 02 Support Healthy Lifestyles for Children Through Exercise
• Unit 03 Support Physical Care Routines for Children
• Unit 04 Promote Children’s Emotional Well-Being
• Unit 05 Understand How to Support Children Who Are Unwell
• Unit 06 Understand the Needs of the Mother and Baby During Pre-Conception, Pregnancy and the First Year of Life
• Unit 07 An Introduction to the Role of the Early Years Practitioner
• Unit 08 Understand Legislation Relating to the Safeguarding, Protection and Welfare of Children
• Unit 09 Use Legislation Relating to the Health and Safety of Children
• Unit 10 Use Legislation Relating to Equality, Diversity and Inclusive Practice
• Unit 11 Work in Partnership
• Unit 12 Understand the Value of Play in Early Years
• Unit 13 Plan, Lead and Review Play Activities That Support Children’s Learning and Development in Relation to Current Frameworks
• Unit 14 Apply Theoretical Perspectives and Philosophical Approaches to Play
• Unit 15 Contribute to Enabling Play Environments
• Unit 16 Develop Emergent Literacy Skills of Children
• Unit 17 Develop Emergent Mathematical Skills of Children
• Unit 18 Understand the Needs of the Child in Preparing for School
• Unit 19 Understand How to Plan to Meet the Needs of the Developing Child
• Unit 20 Facilitate the Cognitive Development of Children
• Unit 21 Develop the Speech, Language and Communication of Children
• Unit 22 Promote the Physical Development of Children
• Unit 23 Promote the Personal, Social and Emotional Development of Children
• Unit 24 Support Children with Additional Needs
• Unit 25 Use Observation, Assessment and Planning to Promote the Development of Children
• Unit 26 Use Longitudinal Studies to Observe, Assess and Plan for Children’s Needs
• Unit 27 Engage in Professional Development

Entry Requirement
There are no specific entry requirements but applicants must have at least a grade 3 in English. Applicants should be at least 16 years old.

Early Years Educator
GCSE English and Maths Requirement: All learners who wish to achieve an Early Years Educator qualification will need GCSE English and maths A*-C to count in the ratios at level 3 in childcare settings. While there is no requirement for learners to have achieved GCSE English and maths upon commencement or completion of a standalone Early Years Educator qualification, providers are expected to support learners who need to achieve English and maths GCSEs at grade C or above alongside the qualification in order to gain employment.

For accepted equivalencies for GCSE English and maths, please refer to the Early Years Qualifications List Department of Education website.

Education Funding Agency-funded learners: Learners aged 16-19 (and learners aged 19-24 with learning difficulties and/or disabilities) funded by the Education Funding Agency will not require GCSE English and maths grade A* – C prior to commencing their Early Years Educator qualification. However, the Department for Education expects learners without English and/or maths GCSE at grade C to be offered and encouraged to take up GCSEs as part of their Study Programme. From 2017 learners will need to have completed or be studying GCSE English and maths to have their study programme funded.

Self-Funded Learners
Learners who self-fund their learning will not be required to have achieved GCSE English and maths grade A* – C before commencing their Early Years Educator qualification; however, they will need to have achieved English and maths GCSEs at grade C or above in order to count in the ratios at level 3 in childcare settings

Course Delivery
To gain this qualification the learner will need to:
• Pass 27 Mandatory units
• Pass longitudinal study
• Pass 3 externally set and marked assessments

Please note: the assessment opportunities for all externally set and marked assessments for this qualification are limited to one attempt and one further reattempt opportunity (undertaking an alternative assessment). You will need to have access to a real work environment, as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills. This qualification will take 2 years to complete.

Progression
• Practitioner in day nurseries
• Practitioner in nursery schools
• Practitioner in reception classes in primary schools
• Pre-school worker
• Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner
• A Foundation Degree.

NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner

Key Information

Course Full Name: NCFE CACHE Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner

Qualification Number: 603/3907/X
Level: 5
Credits: 90
Guided Learning Hours: 636
Total Qualification Time: 900
Mode of Study: Part-Time
Fees: £2500

Course Information
The aim of the Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner qualification is to support leadership and management skills in the early years and the knowledge and skills relating to the early years’ practice. The Early Years Senior Practitioner will be a positive role model for the team. This qualification is suitable for learners already working in the early years’ sector in a managerial role, as well as learners that may wish to develop their career or increase understanding through professional development. To gain this qualification, learners must achieve a total of 90 credits from all 18 mandatory units. Mandatory units:

• Unit 01 Manage Care Routines for Children
• Unit 02 Lead Practice in Promoting the Well-Being and Resilience in Children
• Unit 03 Model Positive Behaviour in the Early Years
• Unit 04 Lead Activities, Experiences and Educational Opportunities to Promote Children’s Speech, Language and Communication
• Unit 05 Lead Children’s Early Education and Development
• Unit 06 Understand Holistic Child Development from Birth to 7 Years
• Unit 07 Developing Children’s Emergent Literacy Skills
• Unit 08 Developing Children’s Emergent Mathematical Skills
• Unit 09 Develop and Implement Policies and Procedures to Support the Safeguarding of Children
• Unit 10 Develop Health and Safety and Risk Management Policies, Procedures and Practices in Early Years Settings
• Unit 11 Champion Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
• Unit 12 Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs and Disability in an Early Years Setting
• Unit 13 Work in Partnership in Early Years Setting
• Unit 14 Lead and Manage a Team Within an Early Years Setting
• Unit 15 Develop, Maintain and Use Records and Reports
• Unit 16 Quality Provision in Early Years Settings
• Unit 17 Promote Professional Development
• Unit 18 Review Own Knowledge of Learning and Development for Early Years Practice

Entry Requirement
Learners must be aged 19 or over. This qualification is suitable for learners already working in the early years’ sector in a managerial role, as well as learners that may wish to develop their career or increase understanding through professional development.

Course Delivery
To gain this qualification, learners must achieve a total of 90 credits from all 18 mandatory units. All units will be internally assessed using an externally set and internally marked Assessment of Learning. EYSP 2 and EYSP 12 must be assessed using an externally set and internally marked task. A range of methods can be applied to other units, which could include: direct observation of practice, professional discussion, work product or a portfolio of evidence. This qualification will take approximately 18-24 months to complete. To be able to show competence in both knowledge and skills, learners will need to be working in the role of Leader, Deputy or Manager in an appropriate setting, or have the opportunity to carry out responsibilities associated with these roles to be able to study for the Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner.

Progression
Upon successful completion, learners can work as an Early Years Senior Practitioner within the Early Years Workforce across the private, voluntary and independent sector or progress to Higher Education in a relevant subject area.

Pearson’s Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education (Early Years Educator)

Key Information

Course Full Name: Pearson’s Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education (Early Years Educator)

Qualification Number: 601/2963/3
Level: 3
Credits: 64
Guided Learning Hours: 331
Total Qualification Time: 640
Mode of Study: Part-Time
Fees: £2500

Course Information
This work-based qualification is aimed at learners who are working, or want to work, with children in early years settings in England only. It could lead to employment as an early years educator, childminder or nursery nurse. It gives learners the opportunity to:

• Demonstrate competence as an early years educator, childminder or nursery nurse
• Develop knowledge and skills related to the specified job roles in early years education
• Achieve a nationally-recognised Level 3 qualification
• Develop their own personal growth and engagement in learning

To gain this qualification, learners must achieve a total of 64 credits from all 23 mandatory units. Mandatory units:

• Unit 01 Understanding Children’s Early Years Education and Development
• Unit 02 Implementing Early Years Foundation Stage
• Unit 03 Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Early Years Setting
• Unit 04 Plan and Provide Effective Teaching and Learning in Early Years Setting
• Unit 05 Make Accurate and Productive Use of Assessment in Early Years Settings
• Unit 06 Developing Effective and Informed Professional Practice in Early Years Settings
• Unit 07 Promote the Health, Safety and Well-Being of Children in Early Years Settings
• Unit 08 Child Protection and Safeguarding
• Unit 09 Partnership Working in Early Years
• Unit 10 Understanding How to Promote Play and Learning in the Early Years
• Unit 11 Support Children’s Outdoor Play
• Unit 12 Understand How to Work With Children in Home-Based Care
• Unit 13 Managing a Home-Based Childcare Business
• Unit 14 Lead and Manage a Community Based Early Years Setting
• Unit 15 Coordinate Special Educational Needs Provision
• Unit 16 Understand the Needs of Children Who Are Vulnerable and Experiencing Poverty and Disadvantage
• Unit 17 Support Disabled Children and Children With Specific Requirements
• Unit 18 Support The Use of Medication
• Unit 19 Support Children at Meal or Snack Times
• Unit 20 Care for the Physical and Nutritional Needs of Babies and Young Children
• Unit 21 Support the Development of Positive Behaviour in Children
• Unit 22 Contribute to Effective Team Working in Health and Social Care or Children’s Settings
• Unit 23 Working Within a Social Pedagogic Framework With Children

Entry Requirement
Learners must have achieved a Grade C or above in GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics.

Course Delivery
This qualification is assessed through an externally verified portfolio of evidence that consists of evidence gathered during the course of the learner’s work. All units that assess competence must be assessed in the workplace. To achieve a pass for the full qualification, the learner must achieve all the required units in the stated qualification structure. Each unit has specified learning outcomes and assessment criteria. To pass each unit the learner must have an assessment record that identifies the assessment criteria that have been met, and it should be cross-referenced to the evidence provided. The assessment record should include details of the type of evidence and the date of assessment. The unit specification or suitable centre documentation can be used to form an assessment record.

Progression
• Pearson Edexcel Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children’s Services (England)