NCFE Childcare & Education Level 3 Diploma



This course is a comprehensive introduction to Childcare & Education, where you will study all aspects of how children develop. This includes literacy & numeracy skills, play & early learning, keeping children safe, paediatric first aid and more. You will also complete a 400 hour work placement (per year) to give you a practical insight into the industry. Please note, you will need to buy a College polo shirt (approx £14).

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Entry requirements
4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English & maths or A full Level 2 at Merit grade or above, with maths and English grades equivalent to those stated above. A clear Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check at the start of the course. Enthusiasm for working with children.
Progression Information
After the course, you can study at college or university at a higher level, or use the skills and experience you have gained to progress further in your career and find employment in the Childcare industry.
Enrolment Type
This Course Meets The Needs Of The Region By
More than 100,000 working parents of two-year olds have already registered for the 2024 rollout of a new childcare places scheme, according to the Department for Education (DfE). 27,500 early-years professionals will be needed to meet the expected rise in demand for places, and Childminder numbers are also falling reducing childcare places further.


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