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Childcare and Teacher Training

Childcare: Early Years Educator Level 3 Work-based

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course can be started at various times throughout the year and takes 52 weeks to complete..

Entry requirements

The entry requirements are English and maths at grade A*-C and must be 16 years of age.

You must be a volunteer, a childminder or currently employed in an OFSTED inspected environment – having experience in an Early Years setting.


You will achieve

Cache level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF).


Course overview

The CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) prepares you to become an Early Years Educator, enabling you 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 you will be able to enter the workforce as an Early Years Educator.

Course content

Qualification structure:

Theme 1: Health and well–being

Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice

Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness

Theme 4: Professional development


All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods.

Stationery will be required and access to a computer would be an advantage.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

You can progress into roles in the relevant sector or complete a Level 4 qualification in this subject.

How much does the course cost?

£1,995 Full Fee Payable.  

Extra information

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Childcare: Early Years Educator Level 3 Work-based

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