NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Northern Ireland)


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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Northern Ireland)

Ref: 603/6039/2
Sector: Health, Public Services and Care, Children and Young People

Level: Level 3
Minimum Entry Age: 16
GLH: 467
TQT: 700
Credit Value: 70

Awarding body: NCFE
Course Price:

Unit Overview:

About this qualification

This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children’s settings including early years. Learners qualified at Level 3 may work as room supervisors/team leaders or deputise for the leader working under the supervision of the manager.

The qualification confers occupational competence for child care, learning and development in Northern Ireland.

Who is it suitable for?

It is suitable for those who wish to work, or are working at an unsupervised level in children’s care, learning and development in Northern Ireland.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no specific prior skills/knowledge a learner must have for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 qualification.

How is this qualification structured?

To achieve this qualification learners are required to successfully complete 56 credits from 8 mandatory units and 14 credits from 14 optional units.

How many credits are required to complete it?

70 credits are required to complete this qualification.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

All learners MUST have access to either employment or work experience in a real work setting to support them to develop and practice their skills, and apply their knowledge at an appropriate level. This ensures that learners are able to demonstrate consistent competence at Level 3 to meet the requirements of the Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Care Learning and Development (Northern Ireland).

Learners must have access to between 600-700 hours in a work setting that will facilitate development of their skills and knowledge at Level 3.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

•Level 3 Extended Diploma for Children’s Care. Learning and Development (Northern Ireland)
•Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Management) (Northern Ireland)
•Foundation Degrees in a related subject.

Career opportunities

The qualification confers occupational competence for child care, learning and development in Northern Ireland. Learners could progress to the following job roles:

•day care room supervisor
•child care assistant
•child minder
•nursery practitioner
•pre-school worker
•out of school childcare worker.

Distance or online training is available.

Ask about payment plan or student loan.

For more information visit our website
or speak to an advisor on: 020 3475 9775.

This course can be done remotely online with an assigned tutor and assessor.
A work placement will be required but can be arranged.

East London branch: 3 Oakfield House, Ilford, Essex IG11EF

About The Course

Deadline 30 December 2023
Offer Type Online and Distance Learning
Category S-Healthcare
Sector Healthcare
Qualification Level Level 3
Total Units
Awarding Body NCFE
Duration At your own pace
Delivery Route Online Course Only
Career Level Student
Available to Start Immediately

Funding and Eligibility

Price for students not eligible for funding (if applicable)
Deposit Required Can be negotiated based on your current circumstances
Experience Required None
Previous Qualification Required None Required
Course Pathway Courses for both Work & University Progression
Course Funding Options Self-funded - Payment Plan Available
Payment Plan Yes
DBS Required Yes
Allowance Available Other - Can be Discussed
Social Services - Service Users Not Applicable
Suitable for Those on Benefits Yes - Universal Credit

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