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NCFE CACHE Childcare & Education Level 3 Award (RQF)

Childcare Level 3 Course - CACHE accredited “Childcare & Education” level 3 course is suitable for all students looking for an introduction to the childcare sector.

The course is aimed at students looking to enter the early years and childcare sector.

No experience of working with children is required to enrol onto this course. 

The course provides the perfect stepping stone for further studies at a later date if required.

Fully recognised & accepted by OFSTED


Qualification: Childcare Level 3 
Support: 1-year support included 
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year 
QCF Specification
Accredited: Cache
Experience: Not Required
Placement: Not Required

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Course Details

Course Syllabus

Learners will complete 2 units of study in total as listed below.
2 tutor marked assignment to complete

Unit 1: Child Development from Conception to 7 Years
Unit 2: Children’s Health and Well Being

 

Entry Requirements

No previous qualifications are required

Students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

Be aged 16 Years or above
Possess a solid knowledge of the english language
Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
Basic computer skills: e.g Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
Have a genuine desire to succeed

Course Duration

This course comes with 12 months support included:

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 180 Hours
Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 227 Hours

On average, learners will complete this course within 4 months.

Qualification Awarded

CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare & Education (RQF)

Qualification ref:  601/3998/5
Credit value: 15
Awarding body: CACHE

CACHE Accredited

Please note that although you are purchasing this course from us, the delivery, assessment and quality assurance will be carried out by our learning partner Open Study College (OSC), which is the approved CACHE centre. Certification on successful completion will also be arranged by OSC.

This course provides successful students with a qualification from CACHE, listed on the RQF (qualifications and credit framework) database. CACHE is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the office of the qualifications and examinations regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government and the council for curriculum, examinations and assessment (CCA) in Northern Ireland.

Please note: This qualification is not recognised in Scotland.

Study Method

Select between studying purely online or opt to receive a paper copy of your lessons in the post.

If you opt for a paper copy:

Your initial study pack will be posted to you within 7 days of making payment. Your course pack will contain all you need to start your course, including your course lessons, tutor details, support contact details and student study guide.

Learners are than able to prepare their assignments using a word processing program ready to be emailed direct to their tutor for marking.  

If you opt for the online version:

You will access your course lessons using our online learning platform, you can access all of your correspondence, FAQ’s and general course guidance. Our platform can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection 24/7.

Tutors & Support

All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating your course.

Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away.

Assessment

Learners will be required to complete a series of tutor marked assignments ( normally 1 after each unit) as they progress through this course. Each assignment will contain a variety of tasks/questions. These assignments are assessed by your tutor to monitor progress. You will be provided with constructive feedback to help you in completing each unit to the required standard.

There is no examination to complete as the course is completed using continual assessment.

Why UK Open College?

✅ Enrol online today – No set term times
✅ Accredited College – We are fully approved
✅ Spread the cost – interest free finance (Guaranteed acceptance*)
✅ NUS/Totum Student Card Approved*
✅ Trading since 2006 – We will not let you down
✅ Flexible learning – Study at a time that suits you
✅ Qualified Tutors – Fast assignment turnaround

*NUS/TOTUM Student cards are only available to students who are studying a fully recognised RQF/QCF course of 120 study hours or more. £14.99 fee per year applies. 

Payments plans - Guaranteed acceptance*

Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest free payment plan.  *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions:

Aged 18 and above (Maximum age 75)
Permanent resident in the UK
Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
Hold a valid UK credit or debit card

Please note: We do not carry out credit checks

Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditons. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872.

Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments.  All payments to be set up via direct debit.  We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not.  Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered.

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14 Day Money Back Guarantee

Once received at your requested delivery address, you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If for any reason you are not happy, simply return your course pack unused for a refund.*

*Minus postage. An admin fee is deducted from any deposit refunded if a finance plan is arranged and then cancelled.

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