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Course Introduction

Teachers Train Teachers as a multi accredited teachers training provider offers this course with the approval of the NCFE Cache. This qualification enables learners to gain the knowledge and experience which allow them to work with children from birth to 5 years. Upon achievement of the level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education it is intended that learners will be able to access higher education or enter the workforce as early years educators.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for a range of learners either working or wishing to work in early years education and care. The Diploma is also suitable for those wishing to progress to higher education.

Course Delivery and Support

Course Schedule

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education

 duration 14-18 weeks

Course Fee

£2250 (with exam + VAT) 

Course Duration

Course duration level 3 childcare 6-Months

Skills you will gain

After finishing the course the students will be able to develop and demonstrate the knowledge of skills and attributes detailed below:

Course Content

The units are broken down for you here so that you can see what your qualification will include.

Part 1 – Academic Lectures.

Students must attend all lectures and pass all 15 modules listed below, which are assessed entirely by Coursework.

Unit RefUnit no.Unit title LevelHours*Page
F/506/5384 Unit 1 Child development from conception to seven years 3 148 35
J/506/5385 Unit 2 Children's health and well being 3 79 37
L/506/5386 Unit 3 Providing safe environments for children 3 34 41
Y/506/5388 Unit 4 Child Health 3 68 43
Y/506/5391 Unit 5 Play and Learning 3 69 45
H/506/5393 Unit 6 Understanding children's additional needs 3 34 47
M/506/5395 Unit 7 Observation assessment and planning 3 99 49
R/506/5387 Unit 8 Professional Practice Portfolio 1 3 94 53
D/506/5389 Unit 9 Supporting emergent literacy 3 69 71
R/506/5390 Unit 10 Supporting emergent Mathematics 3 69 73
D/506/5392 Unit 11 Preparing for school readiness 3 67 75
K/506/5394 Unit 12 International perspectives 3 68 77
T/506/5396 Unit 13 Reflective practice for professional development 3 115 79
A/506/5397 Unit 14 Professional partnerships in Early Years 3 104 81
F/506/5398 Unit 15 Professional Practice Portfolio 2 3 165 83

Key benefits

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

Teaching & Learning:

How will I learn? 

We offer a blended training that will typically consist of active learning in a classroom environment as well as remote learning with online webinars. You will also have access to guest speakers who will share their expertise around safeguarding, using technology in the classroom and managing classroom behavior. You will also learn on the job through your teaching practice and reflecting on your practice. 

How will I be assessed? 

As this is a technical qualification there will be controlled assessments that take place under exam conditions. You will be continually assessed throughout the programme – both during and at the end of each unit – through written assignments, observation and simulated practical assessments.

40% of the course will be assessed through your work experience which is a compulsory part of the course – you must achieve a minimum of 800 hours in a variety of work settings to enable you to gain a license to practice. 

You will have a trained assessor who will work with you and the settings that you go into to assess your ability to work with children and other professionals.

As part of the Governments requirements for all Early Years Educators to have both Maths and English either GCSE grade C or 4/5 or functional skills level 2 you will be required to continue with both subjects and depending on the level you are taking there will also be exams for these aspects of your programme of study.

Entry Requirements:

To access the course you are required to have:

You are also required to have:

Progression Routes on Completion

The Skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

Progress onto the Second year to gain a full diploma before pursuing a career in early year’s education in a variety of roles including as a qualified classroom / teaching  assistant or early year’s practitioner working in settings or in the community with the children and their family 

Progress too a foundation Degree and continue to study whilst you work 

University degree

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for the course starting from £2250.For some students the course is fully funded by the student finance. To check your student finance eligibility, please speak to our admissions team at E:Admissions@teacherstrainteachers.co.uk or call us on +44 203 633 2344 or visit student finance website:https//www.gov.uk/student-finance

How to Apply

If you are interested to have a career in schools and want to become a nursery assistant or teaching assistant, please apply online ,  complete and return it to Teachers Train Teachers with the relevant qualification documents,a copy of passport, CV and personal statement and send them to admissions@teacherstrainteachers.co.uk.