CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education (VRQ) – Black Friday Offer!



“This is the perfect course if you want to become a qualified Nursery Assistant. This course is listed on the government Regulated Qualifications Framework (VRQ) and with OFQUAL meaning it’s a recognised Level 3 qualification so you can work in a Nursery setting. There’s no need to be working in a Nursery for this course and you can enrol on it at any-time of the year to suit yourself.”



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About this Course

To gain the full CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education (VRQ) you will need to pass all the assignments.

There are no formal examinations for the CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education (VRQ) course. Full tutor support is also provided and tutors at the college will be available to guide you through your online materials as well as answer any queries you may have on course content should you get stuck. The CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education (VRQ) course gives an in-depth yet exciting look into childcare and what it means to become a Level 3 practitioner.

Qualification Code:  601/3998/5

In order to achieve this qualification learners must complete: (as outlined by CACHE)

• Pass grades in 2 mandatory units

• Required minimum 180 guided learning hours

See the CACHE Qualification summary for this course

See the Ofqual Qualification summary for this course

Study Time:                      180 Hours

Enrolment Length:       12 Months

Course Format:              Online

Entry Requirements:  Over 16 years of age


All of our students are given access to our online platform through their own personal login and password. Once logged in you can access your CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education (VRQ) course materials, resources and assignments in your own time. Assignments are accessible through your account and the process is easy intuitive. Our online platform includes:

  • Access to your course material anytime, anywhere.
  • Start your study today and work through it in your own time at your own pace!
  • 1-2-1 Tutor support throughout your qualification.
  • Full supporting handouts supplied to aid learning.
  • Save your work and pick up from where you left off !
  • Know where you are at all times with your own progress indicator.
  • Full College support throughout your qualification.

Course Units

Units covered in your CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education (VRQ) course:

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

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Whats Included:

You will have access to a Tutor, via email & telephone, who will guide you through the course to help you prepare for your assignments. You will be provided with all course materials in order to complete your CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare & Education (VRQ) Qualification.

You will have the added benefit of our tutoring team throughout your study time with The Learning College and they will be able to guide you and support at all times.


Assessments are a great way of checking your progress allowing you to apply your learning to real-world situations. Through the CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare & Education (VRQ) Qualification, you will be assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted and assessed by our assessments team.

All assignments are set by CACHE. Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, a certificate for your completed qualification will be awarded by CACHE, as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the course.

Please note: There is no examination required for this course.


Our CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare & Education (VRQ) Qualification is openly available to anyone wishing to work within childcare and has a keen interest in the subject, plus an intention to progress a career.

  • Learners will need sufficient numeracy and literacy – Please ask a team member for further details.
  • Students should have access to a computer and the internet throughout your study period.
  • Learners should have basic PC skills in order to navigate our Support Portal
  • You should be fully committed to your studies.
  • Must be aged 16 and over


The CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education (VRQ) is a knowledge based 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.

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.

The Certification fee for this qualification is £85.00 of which is only payable upon successful completion.

The CACHE Level 3 Award in Childcare and Education (VRQ) 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:

Grade UCAS Points
A* 35
A 30
B 25
C 20
D 15

Additional information

Payment Options

Childcare & Education qualification Black Friday Offer – £239.00, Childcare & Education qualification Payment Plan Option – Deposit Payment £39.00 followed by 6 x £40.00 per month (Total Cost £279.00 for this option)


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