merger merger

Welcome to your new course portal!

On October 15th, moved to - which means you can now find all your favourite courses right here. Don't worry - you can still do all the things that you could do before.

All you need to do is search.

Show as: Mobile

CACHE Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) Diploma VRQ

Solihull College and University Centre
Course summary
1 hour
Next available date: Contact for dates - Solihull
Vocational & College Courses

Course description

CACHE Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) Diploma VRQ:

This course is offered as a one year programme on completion of the Level 3 Certificate. The full Diploma enables you to enter the workforce as an Early Years Educator or access Higher Education. The course carries a maximum of 168 UCAS points (A* grade).

You will study all aspects of children in education and the role of the practitioner: Supporting emergent literacy; Supporting emergent mathematics; Preparing for school readiness; International perspectives; Reflective practice; Professional partnerships in early years and Professional Practice Portfolio.

This course is college based with assessed work based practice. You will be in college for 1 day per week and assessed work practice 2 days per week, if you are in part time mode and will be in college for 3 days per week and assessed work practice 2 days per week, if you are a full time student.

To pass this qualification you will need to pass all units. All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods, and graded A* - D. You must also complete an Extended Assessment Task which is externally marked. You will undertake a minimum of 385 hours in work placements, as an important part of the assessment process involves evaluating skills in real working situations. You will gain experience in working with children of 0 -1 year, 2-4 years and 4-7 years in Nursery and Primary School settings. At the end, you will receive CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) (VRQ).

The professional status of Early Years Educator status enables you to work in many different early years roles, such as, Children's Centre Worker, Private Nanny, Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant, Nursery Manager or Lead Practitioner. You may choose to progress to Higher Education, including our HND in Advanced Practice in Work with Children and Families, or the Foundation Degree in Early Years Services. You may also progress to degree programmes such as Initial Teacher Training (QTS), Early Years Teacher (EYT) or a BA in Early Year Childhood Studies. If you wish to progress to Initial Teacher Training or EYT you must have Mathematics, English and a science subject at GCSE Grade C or above.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Vocational Related Qualification (VRQ)

About provider

Solihull College and University Centre

Solihull College & University Centre

Solihull College & University Centre offers a wide range of school leaver, university level and adult courses across a variety of exciting subject areas. Courses are designed with the help of top employers to ensure students leave ready for the...

Read more and show all courses with this provider

Contact info

Solihull College and University Centre

Blossomfield Road
B91 1SB Solihull

 Show phone number


There are no reviews available yet.

U.K. L&D Report: 2019 - Benchmark Your Workplace Learning Strategy

Are you curious about the L&D strategies of some of the U.K.'s top companies?

Find out what they're up to in's second annual U.K. L&D Report!


Learn more