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Children’s Care, Learning & Development (Level 3 Diploma)

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Early Years

Course Overview

This qualification confers occupational competence for childcare, learning and development in Northern Ireland. It will prepare you for employment in the field of Early Years and Childcare, as a qualified Early Years/ Foundation Stage classroom assistant and Daycare, Pre-school, Nursery, Crèche or Special Needs Assistant or childminder.. You will have access to our Early Years Specialist Resource Room which is fully equipped with indoor and outdoor play and practical resources. You will also benefit from having access to ‘Real Care Babies’ and assessed work experience in Early Years settings, Day care Nurseries, Crèche, Primary, Nursery and Additional Needs and Irish Medium classrooms. The skills that you will develop are• excellent communication skills• building knowledge and skills while working with children and staff in a sensitive and positive way• creativity and imagination for play opportunities • planning and organisational skills• IT skills. This course is assessed entirely through coursework and placement assessment reports which means you will have no final exams to sit in order to achieve your qualification.
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Limavady
    Strabane
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Children’s Care, Learning & Development
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 06/09/2021
    Fees:
    -
  • Course: CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Children’s Care, Learning & Development
    Campus: Limavady
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 06/09/2021
    Fees:
    -
  • Course: CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Children’s Care, Learning & Development
    Campus: Strabane
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 06/09/2021
    Fees:
    -

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Main St Strabane Strand Road
Two young female students walking and laughing together

Course Modules

  • Context and principles for the early years sector
  • Communication and partnership working
  • Safeguarding children
  • Keeping children safe, healthy and well
  • Support childrens personal care and nutrition
  • Supporting childrens development
  • Supporting childrens play opportunities and experiences of play
  • Contribute to the support of children with disabilities and /or special needs
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

For applicants who do not have GCSE English or Maths Grade C or equivalent students will be expected to gain Essential Skills Level 2 Communication and Application of Number in addition to their course (cost covered by NWRC). UK - 4 GCSEs (Grade C or above), Level 2 Diploma for Children’s Care, Learning and Development or Level 2 Diploma in Playwork OR Level 2 Diploma/ Qualification from another curriculum area.

ROI Requirements

For applicants who do not have OLC English or Maths Grade O5 or equivalent. Students will be expected to gain Essential Skills Level 2 Communication and Application of Number in addition to their course (cost covered by NWRC). ROI - 4 OLCs (Grade O5 or above) OR Leaving Cert Applied - Merit, Level 2 Diploma for Children’s Care, Learning and Development or Level 2 Diploma in Playwork OR Level 2 Diploma/ Qualification from another curriculum area.4 OLC (Grade 05 or above).

Work Placement

You will be required to undertake work placement in a variety of childcare settings for 2-3 days per week over the 2 years of the course, while working with children 0-5 years 11 months. Enrolment on this course is subject to checks, including a satisfactory Access NI check. As placement is an integral part of your qualification, a self-declaration of current health status is implicit as part of the overall risk assessment process.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Uniform - £20-£40

What's Next?

Further Study

This qualification also provides opportunities to progress into a diverse range of job roles in employment and you may be able to extend your knowledge in other areas of Early Years at NWRC.

Career Prospects

. Learners could progress to the following job roles: • Early Years/Foundation Stage classroom assistant • Childminder • Nursery practitioner • Pre-school worker • Out-of-school childcare worker. With additional study you may progress into higher education or university to further your qualifications in Teaching, Infant Mental Health specialist, Social Work or Psychology.

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