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Level 3 Cache Assignment Guidance Counseling

Course Content

Included in this course are the following two mandatory units:

  • Child development from Conception to 7 Years
  • Children’s Health and Wellbeing


The most important tool that all of our students have at their disposal is their tutor. When studying for a course with us you are assigned a personal tutor with indepth knowledge and experience in your chosen subject.

You are strongly advised to make use of your tutors expertise and ask questions about the course content. Your assignments are marked by your personal tutor and detailed feedback is given. As well as this your tutor will provide you with pointers and advice on where you can improve- this helps you to get the most from your courses and constantly improve your skills.


To pass this course learners must pass several assignments. These are completed after navigating through the corresponding lessons and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.

Enrolment Length

All of our courses are allocated plenty of time for students to complete their studies and all materials are self-led so that you can complete the course at your own pace. Should you require additional time on one of our courses you can extend your enrolment by 30 days for an additional fee of £60.

As well as this we operate a 14 day money back guarantee on every one of our qualifications- that’s how confident we are of how you will love studying with us!


This is a knowledge only qualification. Experience in the real work environment is not required and the entire course is completed online. Please note that this is a knowledge only Level 3 qualification and does not require any practical assessments. The course gives a foundation for the level 3 practitioner but not a license to practice.

This course requires students to pass 12 tutor marked assignments.

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

This course now earns students a number of UCAS points upon completion, depending on the grade achieved. The number of UCAS points earned are as follows:

GradeUCAS Points

Train to work with young children in a nursery or school by achieving our CACHE childcare and child education qualification.

What will I learn?

This course is ideal if you want to work with children under 5 years of age in a nursery setting.

The syllabus includes: theory of play, child development, health and safety, childhood health issues and working with children and parents.

As part of this course you will need a work placement for 16 hours a week for the whole of the course.

If you are age 19 or over, you must source your own placement. We will not enrol you onto this course until you have provided evidence that your placement has been secured.

In the placement you can be a paid employee or a volunteer, but it must be with children under 5 years of age.

How will I be taught?

You will take part in group discussions, role play, practical assignments, and general taught classes.

How will I be assessed?

You will build a portfolio of work that is internally assessed and you will complete an assignment for each unit.

You will complete 4 externally marked assessments over the 2 years. You will be assigned an assessor who will visit you in placement and observe your competence in carrying out the practical skills.

You will also provide a portfolio of reflections from your placement and activities you have carried out with the children.

What qualifications do I need to qualify for this course?

You will need 4 GCSEs grade A* - C in English, Maths and 2 other subjects. If you are considering becoming a Primary School Teacher then one of these GCSEs must be in a science subject.

What can I do after this course?

You could move into a paid role in a nursery setting as a Room Leader, alternatively you could use the UCAS points from this course to take you to university to study for a degree.

Barking & Dagenham College reserve the right to change course details. Please note that the fees displayed are for the entire course for all one year courses. Where the course duration is more than 1 year additional fees apply for subsequent year(s).All course fees are currently based on 2016/17 courses, fees for courses starting from September 2017 onwards may be higher. All courses are subject to satisfactory numbers being accepted. Barking & Dagenham College reserves the right in their absolute discretion to cancel any course which cannot be run economically. Awarding Boards also change courses from time to time. Barking & Dagenham College cannot accept responsibility if the college is closed due to industrial action, adverse weather conditions or natural disasters.