CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education

The CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education teaches learners a vast array of vital knowledge necessary when working with children. The course covers many aspects of the health and development of a child during the Early Years and the role of an Early Years Educator during this important stage in life.

This course covers:

  Healthy lifestyles and Exercise

  Professional Development

  Legislation, Frameworks and Professional Practice

  Health and Wellbeing

  Play, Development and Learning

  Role of the Early Years Educator

This is a knowledge only qualification. Experience in the real work environment is not required and the entire course is completed online. Please note that this is a knowledge only Level 3 qualification and does not require any practical assessments. It does not give learners a full license to practice.

This course requires students to pass 12 tutor marked assignments.

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Study Time: 200 hours
Enrolment length: 12 months
Course Format: Online
Entry Requirements: None Specific
Cache certification fee included on this course Childcare Online Training cert fee included

Accredited to Level 3 standard and available to study online with immediate enrolments and no term dates, the Award in Childcare and Education is perfect for existing practitioners seeking Level 3 certification.To gain the full Cache Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education (VRQ) you will need to pass all the assignments.

There are no formal examinations on this course and the certification fee is included in the course fees. Full tutor support is also provided and your online tutor will guide you through lessons and online materials as well as answer any queries you may have on course content. Written by our expert tutors, the course gives an in-depth yet exciting look into childcare and what it means to be a Level 3 practitioner.

For further information, go to: http://www.cache.org.uk. Qualification Code 601/3998/5

For the full qualification learners must achieve (as outlined by CACHE):

  Pass grades in 2 mandatory units

  Required minimum 180 guided learning hours

See the CACHE Qualification summary for this course here

See the Ofqual Qualification summary for this course here

This course now earns students a number of UCAS points upon completion, depending on the grade achieved. The number of UCAS points earned are as follows:

Qualification Gade UCAS Points
A* 35
A 30
B 25
C 20
D 15

The course comes to you via our online Moodle platform

You will get full tutor support through our system

You will receive feedback on your assignments from our tutors who are all childcare experts

You will also be given guidance through our Study Guide on how to submit assignments and access your feedback

Postal assignments cannot be accepted for this course

You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor

You must have access to the internet and have an up to date internet browser

You must have the use of a computer for studying

To pass this course learners must pass several assignments. These are completed after navigating through the corresponding lessons and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.

All of our students are assigned a personal tutor to guide them through course materials, mark their assignments and assist should students have any queries. Tutors can be contacted at any time throughout a course by sending a direct message within our online learning system.

All of our tutors are childcare experts and have extensive knowledge in Early Years as well as Health and Social Care to give fantastic feedback and help to those learning new skills in the care sector.

Nursery Worker Income

The starting salary for junior or trainee nursery workers is from £10,000 to £14,000 a year, depending on age.

Qualified and experienced nursery workers can earn between £15,000 and £22,000, depending on responsibilities.

Nursery Management Income

Nursery managers can earn between £22,000 and £30,000 a year.

Deputy nursery managers can earn around £18,000 to £22,000 a year, and nursery room leaders may earn between £14,000 and £18,000 a year.

Primary School Teacher Income

The main salary scale is from £22,023 to £32,187 a year (£27,543 to £37,119 in inner London).

Playworker Income

Full-time playworkers can earn between £12,000 and £20,000 a year. Managerial staff can earn between £25,000 and £30,000 a year.

Childminder Income

The National Childminding Association (now Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years) Membership Survey 2012 reported that fees charged by childminders ranged from £3.63 to £5.42 an hour for each child, depending on the area of the country.

*All figures are intended as a guideline only and were taken from the National Careers Service website*