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Early Years

Succesful completion of this course will enable you to register as a childminder with a level 3 Award CACHE.

  • Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...

    Entry Requirements

    • Assessed at level 2 for English Initial assessment
    • Maths (desirable)

    Assessment Method

    Portfolio.

    Aims of the course

    This qualification prepares learners to set up a home based childcare setting as a registered childminder. It is also suitable for learners who wish to be employed in home based childcare settings as childminding assistants or other home childcarers (eg nannies, au pairs).

    Progression Opportunities

    Self employment.

    Facilities

    • Online learning or face to face
    • 1:1 Support sessions if required
    • Portfolio building workshops
    • Volunteering/working around children

    Career Options

    • Registered childminders
    • Childminding assistant
    • Nanny
    • Au pairs
    • Early Years Educator
    • Other childcare in home based settings

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Day
Mode Part Time
Duration 12 weeks
Start Date 06/09/2021
End Date 04/12/2021

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

16-18 Free
19-24 £ 315 p/year
24+ £315 p/year
International £315 p/year

More Options

  • Starting 31/01/2022 at Lewisham Way
    Venue Lewisham Way
    Day/Eve Evening
    Mode Part Time
    Duration 12 weeks
    Start Date 31/01/2022
    End Date 13/05/2022

    Funding

    For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

    16-18 Free
    19-24 £ 315 p/year
    24+ £315 p/year
    International £315 p/year

And Then?

College isn't just about a social life and good grades. Check out what sort of careers this subject can lead to.

Care workers and home carers

£35,000

Nursery nurses and assistants

£16,000

Houseparents and residential wardens

£22,000

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"One highlight of my time at university has been the opportunity to meet professionals in my field whose work and research has completely changed my perspective of the world we live in."

Marta Weremkowicz-wlosinska

The Learning Centre is well equipped with HE book collections, and the staff in the Centre have always been very helpful and friendly.

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Coronavirus update

Lewisham College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

Note

This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/