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Childcare and Education (Level 3 Diploma) - Full-time


Course outline

This course is perfect if you would like to work with children from birth to 7 years and want to progress into a career within the industry. This year will give you additional skills and competencies when working with children in the early years and will provide UCAS points to be able to apply for university. It will give you a Diploma in Childcare and Education (EYE) Level 3 qualification.

You’ll learn the importance of communication and safeguarding the welfare of children. You’ll understand how to develop positive relationships with children and ensure you support positive outcomes. The focus of this course is combining academic excellence with vocational experience. You will be able to gain the skills you need to progress to university and you’ll also be able to go onto work in childcare thanks to the practical experience you’ll have gained on the course.

You can expect quality training from our team of experienced teaching staff who are there to help you succeed. Building on the knowledge and skills you’ve already obtained, this course will equip you with the skills required by industry. You will complete work experience placements (two days a week), which will be assessed continuously.

You can study this course at either the Clarendon Campus or the City Campus (Maid Marian Way).

Next steps

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Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (EYE)


1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You’ll need to have completed the Diploma in Childcare and Education Year 1.

Teaching & assessment

You will be assessed by the college and CACHE and this will include written work, assessment in the workplace and examinations.


Choose to follow with a related degree course - this course offers one of the highest number of tariff points of any childcare qualification. You could return to Nottingham College to study for a foundation degree in childcare and early years, or apply elsewhere to study for degree in childcare studies, child psychology or paediatric nursing. Career opportunities include: qualified childcare workers, children’s holiday representatives or a registered child minder.

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