CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education

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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.

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Course Description

About this Course

To gain the CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education (VRQ) you will need to pass 12 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

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Study Time:200 hours
Enrolment length:12 months
Course Format:Online
Entry Requirements:None Specific

Upon completion of this qualification, students are awarded a CACHE Level 3 award and an OLC Certificate. All certification fees are included in your course fees.

Method

All of our students are given access to our online campus through their own personal login and password. Once logged in you can access your course materials, lessons, resources and assignments in your own time. Assignments are uploaded through your account and the process is easy intuitive. Our online campus includes:

  • 24/7/365 access to all of your course materials- all lessons, assignments and resources are available from the moment you enrol
  • Instant access to your course after you enrol- start studying immediately!
  • Integrated chat and messaging systems so that you can contact your tutor
  • Online assignment uploads to save time in returning marks and feedback.
  • Links to further resources and information available on courses
  • Self-led learning on all courses- study in your own time and work through your assignments at your own pace
  • Safe e-portfolio of your work is kept under lock and key on our secure servers
  • Progress bar to show the work you have completed and how many tasks you still have to complete on your course
  • Detailed help centre with step-by-step instructions on getting the most from your course and how to upload assignments and contact your tutor

Course Content

Included in this course are the following two mandatory units:

  • Child development from Conception to 7 Years
  • Children’s Health and Wellbeing

Support

The most important tool that all of our students have at their disposal is their tutor. When studying for a course with us you are assigned a personal tutor with indepth knowledge and experience in your chosen subject.

You are strongly advised to make use of your tutors expertise and ask questions about the course content. Your assignments are marked by your personal tutor and detailed feedback is given. As well as this your tutor will provide you with pointers and advice on where you can improve- this helps you to get the most from your courses and constantly improve your skills.

Assessments

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.

Enrolment Length

All of our courses are allocated plenty of time for students to complete their studies and all materials are self-led so that you can complete the course at your own pace. Should you require additional time on one of our courses you can extend your enrolment by 30 days for an additional fee of £60.

As well as this we operate a 14 day money back guarantee on every one of our qualifications- that’s how confident we are of how you will love studying with us!

Qualification

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. The course gives a foundation for the level 3 practitioner but not a 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.

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:

GradeUCAS Points
A*28
A24
B20
C16
D12
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CACHE Certification

This qualification comes with Cache certification included at no additional cost. Cache are the UK’s leading awarding body in the care and education sectors and are work-renowned for the work which they do. Their courses are seen as an industry standard and many employers specifically request Cache certification when recruiting new people into a role.

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The Online Learning College are a Cache international centre and we work closely with subject specialists at the awarding body to create the best possible content for all of our qualifications. Since 1945, Cache have been working within the education and care sectors and have amassed a high amount of expertise and recognition for their work both at home and overseas.

You can read more about Cache by visiting their website.

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