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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Extended Diploma for Children's Care, Learning and Development (Wales and Northern Ireland) (QCF)

Course Code: C3740
Campus: Castlereagh
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
16 Jun 19

This qualification is a two year, full-time qualification which incorporates:

• Level 3 Diploma for Children’s Care, Learning and Development (Wales and Northern Ireland) (QCF) which meets the Minimum Requirements (2012) for work in Children’s Care, Learning and Development in Wales and Northern Ireland.

• Additional extended units designed to build and develop learners’ higher level skills.

• Three extended assessments (UCAS points attached) based on knowledge which has been gained throughout the entire learning programme. Students will be required to demonstrate commitment to learning and work independently throughout, with tutor support, to develop skills necessary for third level education.

This qualification will enable you to apply for employment at a supervisory level, with children in a variety of education and childcare settings. It also attracts up to 420 UCAS points, making it ideal for those wishing to progress to a degree in a related discipline.

This programme of study is likely to include enrichment units which are an additional component to enhance your employability.

Career Opportunities / Progression

On successful completion and if deemed suitable, you may undertake further study at degree or foundation degree level, Level 5 CCLD or Playwork in Leadership and Management or seek employment at a Level 3 position within the childcare and/or education sector.

Entry Requirements

Requirements are pre-defined by the College’s admissions criteria which are outlined at

You must have at least four GCSEs A-C, including a Grade C in English and Maths or equivalent.

The offer of a place on this course will be conditional upon satisfactory completion of an Access NI Criminal Records check and if appropriate a Social Services check.

All applicants must attend a pre-entry guidance session.


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Contact Information

Contact: Department Secretary, Tel: 028 9026 5448 or email: [email protected]