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Level 3 Childcare & Education

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What will you be working towards?

Code E0009
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3


This course prepares you to work with children and their families in a variety of settings and environments within the Early Years sector. The course will build and develop the necessary practical skills and understanding to give you a firm grounding in the principles of children's care for progression into employment or higher-level education. You will attend a variety of settings arranged by the college to fulfil the 750 hours required placement hours.


  • Child Development from Conception to Seven Years
  • Children's Health and Well-being;
  • Providing Safe Environments for Children;
  • Child Health;
  • Play and Learning;
  • Understanding Children's Additional Needs;
  • Observation, Assessment, and Planning

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are 4 GCSE at Grade C/4 or above or a relevant Level 2 qualification. Must include English GCSE at C/4.

Your next steps...

If successful, there are a variety of potential careers that you can explore as the qualification enables you to apply for employment in a supervisory capacity, for example as an Early Years Practitioner in a nursery, school setting or hospital. It is also possible for you to progress into careers that require further training as the qualifications hold a maximum of 168 UCAS points. This includes Higher Education further afield or within NWHC e.g. Foundation Degree in Early Years.


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