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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This is a two-year technical study programme, designed with employers to give young people the skills that the childcare and education sector needs. It will provide a mixture of:

  • Technical knowledge and skills
  • An industry placement of at least 45 days in childcare settings, with a minimum of 750 hours
  • Relevant maths, English and digital skills

Entry requirements

You need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English and Maths.

Course Content

You will study:

  • Core knowledge and skills relevant to the childcare and education sector, for example child development and supporting education
  • Occupation-specific specialist skills and knowledge

In Year 1 you will study 12 core elements and in Year 2 you will further develop your knowledge and skills through a chosen specific pathway.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via a variety of methods such as external exam, controlled assessments, employer-led set project and synoptically through practical assignments.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You need flat shoes and smart trousers and you should purchase a placement top from DCG.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You could consider a higher level apprenticeship or a higher education degree in a subject such as Primary Education.



  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Nursery Nurse


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