This diploma in Childcare and Education gives learners an understanding of early years childcare of children from birth to 5 years and further knowledge of children 5 - 7 years. Please note that when you apply for this course you will be applying for the first year, which is known as a 90 Credit Diploma.

  • What will I learn?

    This qualification prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years. Upon achievement of this qualification learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators.

  • Example modules

    • Child Development
    • Children's health and well being
    • Play and Learning
    • Observation, assessment and planning
  • How will I be assessed?

    Real work environment performance and assignments. 750 hours of placement over 2 years in relevan childcare settings is required.

  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of 4 GCSE passes including English and Maths. We are accepting a grade C (current GCSE) or a grade 4 (New GCSE) as a pass. Alternatively we will accept a full Level 2 qualification at Merit grade or above including GCSE English and maths.

  • Progression & Career Opportunities

    Progression can follow onto our Foundation (FdA) in Early Years Nanny, Nursery Nurse, Teaching Assistant

  • Additional Information

    All students will spend 2 days a week in a work placement

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Course Details

Qualification Level Level 3
Study Mode Full-Time Course
Start Date September
Duration 36 Weeks
Course Code FCHI1L3DP
Runs at

Aylesbury Wycombe

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