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Part-time Level 3 CACHE Diploma for the Early Years Workforce

Course Name 
Part-time Level 3 CACHE Diploma for the Early Years Workforce Available for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Wakefield College
Level Level 3
Start Date 17th April 2024
Duration 2 years
Time of Day Day
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body NCFE CACHE
Offering Code DPL3EYW1D000
Programme Design and Overview

Have you always wanted to work with young children but thought it was too late for a career change?

This 19+ course gives you the skills and knowledge required to be a fully qualified early years educator and enables you to work with children 0-7 years in a range of settings.

The qualification sets the standards that all early years practitioners must meet, to ensure you are skilled to support young children’s learning and development and able to meet each child’s individual need

What you will Study

• Child development
• Early years curriculum (EYFS)
• Meeting children’s care needs
• Observation, Assessment and Planning for children’s learning
• Safeguarding children
• Children’s additional needs

How you will Learn You will be in college for 4 hours each week. You will need a placement 2 days per week working with children 0-5 years which will give you the practical skills required to complete the course successfully.
How you will be Assessed

Assessment will be through portfolio building, written assignments, projects, presentations and reflection (currently no exams).

Practical skills will be assessed through direct observation, feedback from setting staff and personal reflection.

You will also complete a mandatory longitudinal study of a child in your care.

Entry Requirements

GCSE maths and English at grade C or above or working towards this level (this may be studied alongside the course)

A passion for working with young children to support them to develop and learn.

As this course requires contact with young children all learners will be required to have an enhanced DBS; this also includes compliance with ‘Disqualification by Association’ requirements.

Attendance Expectations

4 hours per week in college and 2 days in an early year’s placement or appropriate workplace setting.

You will attend college on a Wednesday 9:00am-1:15pm.

Fee Information

These fees relate to 2023/24

Course costs for students aged 19 or over - £2,882.00


Available for students who live within West Yorkshire at the start of their course. If students are 19 or over and do not already have a level 3 qualification or higher, they may be able to access a free level 3 qualification with us, subject to eligibility.

From April 2022 any adult in England who is earning under the Real Living Wage or is classed as unemployed, may be able to access these qualifications for free regardless of their prior qualifications.

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789283. If you are not eligible for a free Level 3 course, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available to cover your course fees.

Additional Course Costs You are eligible to cover costs for a DBS check of £50 to enable you to attend a placement.
Financial Support Information

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

You can also get more details about the loan by going to:

Further Study

Learners who successfully complete this course may progress onto Higher Education courses at Wakefield College; including Early Years Foundation Degree (level 4 and 5).

Other areas for further study may include; early years teaching qualification, children and young families degree, social studies degree, play work degree (depending on experience and meeting university entry requirements).

Career Opportunities Qualified Early Years Educator, Pre-school Practitioner, Home – based child carer, Teaching Assistant, Nursery Worker.
How to Apply

Please complete a part time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

Please contact Lisa Bartrop 01924 789285.

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Course Groups (W) 19+ Loan
Subject Area (W) Childcare, Early Years & Childhood Studies
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Information last amended: 24 November 2023 09:24

Forthcoming Open Events
Open Event

10.00am, Saturday, 15 June, 2024

Wakefield College & Castleford College