Course: Childcare and Education Level 3

Study Level

Level 3

Course Code



Lowestoft Campus


2 Years



This course aims to develop you personally and professionally and provide a clear route into employment and higher education.

You will benefit from accessing a range of childcare settings locally as part of your professional development hours.

Your studies will prepare you to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to eight years.

Topics you may study include:

  • Safeguarding
  • Child development
  • International perspectives
  • Professional development
  • Child health and wellbeing
  • Play and learning
  • Additional needs
  • Partnership working
  • Literacy and numeracy development

Why study with us:

  • Our Level 2 and Level 3 courses include a license to practise
  • Hear from guest speakers and targeted training such as phonics in the classroom, prevent, beach school training, forest school training and careers training
  • Excellent links with childcare settings, where you will get the opportunity to learn from industry experts


You will need to have achieved at least 5 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above including English and maths.


Assessment for the Level 3 will be through a range of assessment methods such as:

  • Reports
  • Essays
  • Observations in work placement
  • Portfolios of evidence

You will also be regularly observed in your work placement.


Childcare is an excellent course if you want to go on to study a degree in subjects such as midwifery, paediatric nursing or early childhood.

You can also progress into an apprenticeship or employment in careers such as a nursery practitioner, primary school teacher, family support worker or play therapist.

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