Childcare and Education Level 3
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above including either Maths or English, or a Level 2 equivalent in this area and GCSE Maths or English at grade 4/C or above.
Start Date: Sept 2018
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

On this two year programme you will learn about the development of children from birth to seven years old, looking at how children learn, how to plan activities and aspects of health and safety. You will be assessed through combination of written and practical work as well as undertaking work experience within a real work environment.


What will I learn?

• Children’s development from birth to seven years
• Children’s health and wellbeing
• Providing safe environments for children
• Child health
• Play and learning
• Understanding children’s additional needs
• Observation, assessment and planning
• Creating a professional practice portfolio

How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of written and practical work and externally marked assessments. This course includes two days of practical experience within a real work environment. Students must demonstrate competency in the real work environment .


At NCC we’re committed to ensuring that your studies are career focused and are linked to your future goals. Develop a new skill, learn how to be a leader, volunteer for a good cause and keep fit through sport. Enhance your learning and make the most of the array of activities on offer to help you stand out from the crowd when applying for university, an Apprenticeship or a job.

Materials and other information

You will be required to purchase a uniform for placement, plus text books. You will also need to undertake a DBS clearance check to ensure you can complete the placement part of your course.

Progression and Careers

Completion of the Level 3 course enables students to progress onto university, an Apprenticeship or employment.

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