Course Description

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare & Education

Study 365


The Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education is designed to equip learners with the vital knowledge of what it takes to work with children. It is a comprehensive course that will enable learners to understand how to care for young children and ensure their well-being, at all times. The qualification will enable learners to acquire the knowledge and experience to work with children up to 5 years. If you want to have a career in childcare and education, this is a valuable course as it will improve your opportunities of gaining recognised employment.

The course will cover key topic such as the health and development of children during early years, and how a child educator can play a pivotal role during this time. The information will be crucial should you want to work in a child care environment, or are already employed in a similar position.

If you love working with children the Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education course is perfect for you. While it is a rewarding career to have, it is also a lucrative industry. The competition for childcare jobs has increased in recent years, and employers are looking for nationally recognised qualifications.

Course Curriculum

1: Child Development From Conception To Seven Years

2: Childrens Health And Wellbeing

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand child development from birth to 5 years.
  • Understand theory and educational frameworks in early years.
  • Learn how to plan opportunities for a child’s learning development.
  • Understand a child’s physical needs.
  • Learn how children transition during significant events.
  • Learn about the nutritional needs of children. 

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course.  The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Course Objectives

  • The Level 3 Award, Certificate and Extended Diploma in Childcare and Education have been designed to enable you access higher education, and will also support your progression into the workplace
  • This Award is made up of 2 mandatory units, which will give learners a good understanding of working in childcare and education

Course Description

  • Qualification type: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award
  • Qualification title: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education
  • Accreditation status: Accredited
  • Level: 3
  • Guided Learning Hours (GLH): 180
  • Total Qualification Time (TQT): 227
  • Qualification number (QN): 601/3998/5

Method of Assessment

In order to complete the Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education successfully and gain your professional qualification, all learners must complete 2 mandatory units. You will complete assignments and create a portfolio of evidence, which will be assessed by a tutor.


Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded the Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education Certificate. It will make you valuable to employers, and your motivation at gaining new skills will be recognised.

Awarding Body

CACHE are continually investing in high quality qualifications for the care and education industry, making them the UK’s leading sector specialist. Developed by experts, CACHE qualifications help millions of learners to raise professional standards across the sector. As a result, CACHE has gained a deserved reputation for excellence and leadership.

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

Other jobs you can get

  • Child Coordinator
  • Child Programme Manager

Other Benefits

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for a NUS discount card
  • Free Career Support Service
  • 25% Discount on personal Statement and covering letter writing service
  • Free Access to Over 150 courses for 2 days (48 hours)
  • Free access to course before you purchase (For selected courses only)


Course Code S 0849
College Name Study 365
Course Category Childcare, Education
Course Type Online Learning
Course Location Athlone, Westmeath, Dublin, Ireland
Course Fee 56
Course Duration 365 Days
Entry Requirements Learners will need to be over the age of 19, and must demonstrate the following: • Vocational or academic qualification at Level 2 or higher • Basic level of literacy, numeracy and ICT ability In order to qualify for the program (Awarding Body Registration) you will need to make the payment of £69 and submit a completed application form which will be provided to you. This form should be provided to us within a month of enrolment along with the following; • Proof of educational qualifications • You must provide an identification document such as a passport or a driving license. Upon submission of the documents your application will be reviewed. If you fail to meet the entry requirements of the program your application will not be accepted.
Career Path • Childcare Worker – £26,693 per annum • Social Worker – £28,167 per annum • Early Childhood Educator – £17,382 per annum • Childcare Leader – £7.93 per hour
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Course Provider

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406 White Horse Lane London E1 3FY., Dublin, United Kingdom

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