Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Childcare and Education CACHE Technical Certificate Level 3 - year 2

If you have a genuine interest in working with young children, then this is the course for you. A Childcare and Education CACHE Technical Certificate Level 3 will give you a qualification to allow you to work with children aged 0-5.

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Key information

Course code: B0921 Course type: 16-19 (full-time) Duration: 1 Year Start date: September 2018 Entry requirements: Successful completion of the Level 3 Technical Certificate in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) End qualification: CACHE Certificate in Childcare and Education Level 3 Awarding body: CACHE UCAS tariff: Grade- D 72 points. Grade C- 96 points. Grade B- 120 points. Grade A- 144. Grade A*- 168 points Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, East Campus Assessment: • 6 written assignments • 1 Externally marked controlled assessment • Practical assessment in placement

Course aims and areas

Studying Childcare at Brighton MET will leave you with the skills, confidence and most importantly, the experience to further your skills in working with young children. It offers you the opportunity to work with children of a range of ages in a variety of settings so you not only gain the academic knowledge but also gain the practical skills needed to work within the childcare industry.

Course Units

  • Supporting Emergent Literacy
  • Supporting Emergent Mathematics
  • Preparing for School Readiness
  • International Perspectives
  • Reflective Practice for Professional Development
  • Professional Partnerships in Early Years
  • Professional Practice Portfolio 

Why the MET?

  • High quality work placement opportunities in a range of early years settings
  • Block weeks in placement to experience all aspects of employment in an early years setting
  • Experience different aspects of the early years and care sector through multiple placements
  • Teachers and staff with excellent range of industry experience and theoretical knowledge  
  • High levels of progression to employment and apprenticeships
  • Industry related trips and visits throughout the year
  • Inspirational guest speakers

Entry Requirements

Specific entry requirements may vary depending on the type of course and the level of entry. Click here to find out more about entry requirements for our 16-19 (full-time) courses.

All 16-19 (full-time) courses require an application review meeting. This is a chance for us to talk through your choice of choice and ensure it's right for you.

There are specific CEFR proficiency requirements for international students.

Course Costs

All 16-19 (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August 2017. The only fees you have to pay are for specialist resources and equipment. The cost of these varies from £25 to £300 depending upon the subject you are studying.

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How to apply

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Work Experience

Our Care Department is well known to local settings in the community. We have good links with employers to ensure we can place students in a suitable setting that suits their needs and career aspirations You will develop work-related skills, knowledge and understanding as well as experience employment within the childcare sector. 

Brighton MET is keen to offer our students work experience placements, particularly with the increasing importance for students to complete placements as part of their study programmes across all industry areas.

This is an exciting opportunity for employers and students alike to gain something valuable with long term benefits for the business and for students.

What's Next?

On successful completion of the Diploma you may progress onto university to study a related subject. Most students who progress onto university study Primary Teaching or Childhood Studies. 

Most students gain employment in a nursery setting as an Early Years Educator or in a primary school as a Teaching Assistant. Some students also go to work abroad as Children’s Representative in a Holiday Club or work for a family as Nanny. 

Facilities

At Brighton MET East Campus we have many classrooms with computers to ensure students are able to get the support they need in writing their assessed assignments.

We also have an array of resources available to simulate a small nursery setting.


Facilities

Additional Costs

You will have to purchase a T-shirt for your placement uniform costing £10 and it is advised you purchase a textbook costing £25. 

Additional Costs
  • alumni Views Lois Hornsbury Childcare Level 3

    ““During my time at the college I have managed to gain GCSEs, childcare qualifications and great friends. The teachers have supported me throughout my time at college and I am proud of myself for gaining my qualifications and employment in a nursery”.”

    Lois Hornsbury
  • alumni Views Tara Madega Childcare Level 3

    ““My skills and confidence grew, I loved being able to go out on placement and actually work in an early years setting. Thanks to the college I left with a Level 3 qualification and went into a full time position as an Early Years Practitioner in one of the settings I attended for placement””

    Tara Madega
  • student Views Lucy Brown Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

    ““The support at the college has been incredible. The teachers have constantly been there to support me with my assignments and provide extra help when I’ve needed it. Two of my placements offered me a job for when I completed the course and now I work at one of them as an Early Years Educator ””

    Lucy Brown
  • student Views Daniel Mitchell Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

    ““I feel my confidence has grown and my existing knowledge of childcare has grown also. The teaching staff at college where always there to help with any issues or assist with any work I needed help with and were great with finding me suitable placements; one of which offered me a job””

    Daniel Mitchell
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Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Primary or nursery education teaching professional

Typical Tasks:

  • Prepares and delivers courses and lessons in accordance with curriculum requirements and teaches a range of subjects.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises and examinations to record and evaluate students.
  • Prepares students for external examinations and administers and invigilates these examinations.
  • Maintains records of students' progress and development.
  • Supervises students and maintains classroom discipline.
  • Teaches simple songs and rhymes, reads stories and organises various activities to promote language, social and physical development.
  • Undertakes pastoral duties.
  • Supervises teaching assistants and trainees.
  • Discusses progress with student, parents and/or other education professionals.
  • Assists with or plans and develops curriculum and rota of teaching duties.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

220 Available opportunities -2.8% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £25,019

AVERAGE £40,346

POTENTIAL £59,105

Desired Skills:
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Current Vacancies on Indeed

PPA Teacher Company: Academics Location: East London
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Primary Teaching Assistant (KS2) - GRADUATES!! Company: Clarus Education Location: London
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New - Year 4 Teacher - Camden- September Start Company: Futureactive Location: London
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Teaching Assistant – East London Primary School – September Company: Academics Location: East London
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Special needs education teaching professional

Typical Tasks:

  • Creates a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment for students.
  • Assesses students' abilities, identifies students' needs and devises curriculum and rota of teaching duties accordingly.
  • Gives instruction, using techniques appropriate to the student.
  • Develops and adapts conventional teaching methods to meet the individual student.
  • Encourages the student to develop self-help skills to circumvent the limitations imposed by their disability.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises to record and evaluate students progress.
  • Supervises students in classroom and maintains discipline.
  • Liaises with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists.
  • Updates and maintains students' records to monitor development and progress.
  • Discusses students' progress with parents and other teaching professionals.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

57 Available opportunities 0.5% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £22,932

AVERAGE £39,468

POTENTIAL £59,417

Desired Skills:
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Current Vacancies on Indeed

Special Needs Teacher / TA - Maidstone, Kent Company: CER Education Location: Maidstone
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Special Needs Teacher (SEND Teacher-SEMH /PRU) Company: Servoca Education Location: London
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Special needs Teacher Company: Servoca Education Location: London
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Teacher Company: Axcis Education Location: East London
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Nursery nurse or assistant

Typical Tasks:

  • Bathes, dresses, prepares food for and feeds babies, changes babies clothing whenever necessary.
  • Supervises young children at mealtimes.
  • Plans and organises games and other activities and supervises children.
  • Reads stories, organises counting games to help develop language and number skills.
  • Writes reports on children's development and maintains awareness of health and safety issues.
  • Communicates with parents and colleagues on children.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

2373 Available opportunities 2.3% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,377

AVERAGE £15,425

POTENTIAL £21,255

Desired Skills:
  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Mathematics

Current Vacancies on Indeed

Nursery Nurse Company: CER Education Location: Haringey
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Nursery Nurse Company: Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Location: Maidenhead
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Nursery Practitioner Level 3 Company: Busy Bees Nurseries Location: London N12
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Nursery Assistant Bank Staff Company: Busy Bees Nurseries Location: London N12
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Childminder or related occupation

Typical Tasks:

  • Assists children to wash and dress.
  • Changes babies' nappies and clothes as necessary and made up bottles.
  • Plans, prepares and serves children's meals and supervises children during meals.
  • Mends, washes and irons children's clothes and tidies their rooms.
  • Provides, supervises and participates in children's indoor and outdoor play activities to promote their development.
  • Takes children to participate in play groups or on appropriate outings.
  • Takes older children to and from school.
  • Maintains appropriate records of children's development.
  • Complies with regulations set by OFSTED and their inspection requirements.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

1434 Available opportunities 0.2% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £13,884

AVERAGE £16,926

POTENTIAL £23,439

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Mathematics

Current Vacancies on Indeed

Looking for occasional babysitter Company: top-childcare Location: Rochester ME1
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Part time Nanny Company: Baby Steps Nannies Ltd Location: Cheam
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Nanny Company: Harmony at Home Location: Twyford
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Full time daily Housekeeper required for a very busy household with 5 children need an extremely competent housekeeper to work in Fulham Company: Eden Nannies & Maternity Location: Fulham
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