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Early Years and Childcare Certificate Level 3

Health, Public Services and Care

Health, Public Services and Care
Health, Public Services and Care

What will you be working towards?

Code 5998/020
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


You will study a range of units which give you the underpinning knowledge and understanding required for the role of an Early Years Practitioner. There are nine units in Year 1 which include, Planning for Professional Development, Child Development, Effective use of Observation and Assessment, Safeguarding, Children�s Health and Safety, Promoting Children�s Health Theories which Underpin Early Years Practice, Positive Behaviour, Working in Partnership Speech, Language and Communication, and Supporting Children�s Activities and Play. You also need to undertake a minimum of 380 placement hours over the year, which will be linked to your class based studies.

How will it be delivered?

You will be assessed through a range of methods. There are two case studies, a synoptic assessment and a written up longitudinal study.

Entry requirements

You must achieve at least five GCSEs grade A*/9 - C/4 in four different subjects, including English Language, or an equivalent Level 2 vocational qualification. You will also need a clear DBS check.

Your next steps...

There are three possible routes to follow to completion: you could progress onto Year 2 which gives you licence to practice, you could progress onto an apprenticeship at either Level 2 or Level 3, depending on your job role, or you could progress from Year 2 onto university (Higher Education).


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