NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)


The CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 & gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.

The qualifications required to work with young children are changing and the CACHE Early Years Educator qualification is the gold standard for the sector, drawing on CACHE’s reputation as the leading childcare qualification specialist.

Course Intake : September, January and April

Qualification Structure: The CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce focuses on 4 themes:

  • Theme 1: Health and well-being
  • Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
  • Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness
  • Theme 4: Professional development

  • Learning and Assessment


    Learners must achieve 27 mandatory units, attending group classes 2 afternoons per month, and complete online study for approximately one year. A team of highly skilled professionals will conduct the training. Assessment takes place through a variety of ways including portfolio evidence, direct observation of practice in work, and a comprehensive study of two children in their care.

    Learners who complete this qualification:


  • Gain an internationally recognised Level 3 CACHE qualification approved by Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA)
  • Will be able to work as a lead teacher in a nursery or kindergarten with children aged birth to 5
  • Will gain the knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years

  • Entry Requirements:


  • Learners must be at least 18 years of age
  • Learners must have completed a Certificate in Early Years Care or equivalent or be prepared to volunteer in an early years setting prior to starting the course to gain some experience
  • Learners must be working/volunteering with children between 0-5 years
  • Learners should have an email account & access to a laptop with internet connection and a Skype account

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