NCFE Diploma in Holistic Baby and Childcare (Early Year Educator) L3

Do you enjoy working with kids and seeing their faces light up whenever they learn something new? Learn the skills and carve your own Childcare career within 10 weeks!

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Choose this course if:

You are 19 years old or over
You have an interest in helping children develop new skills
You want to start a career in the Childcare industry
You are patient
You love chatting to people
You are open to learning new ideas and techniques
You thrive from being busy

The course is designed for those who have no experience but are passionate to start a new career and learn techniques to enhance their chance of employment in the Childcare industry.

Do you want…

A career that fits into your life commitments?
Flexible working hours?
A fun and enjoyable career?
To see children flourish in their development?
To be your own boss, define your own hours?
Run your own business and take care of your own children at the same time?
To start a new career today?

If you…

Have no previous training
Have limited time to study
Don’t want to spend years as a Childcare apprentice
Can’t pay upfront to fund your new career
Are determined to create a better future for your family
Long for financial security in a career you love
Then you are in the right place at JUST the right time!

By the end of this course you will know

Have a detailed understanding of the development and care of children under 3 years old
Develop an in-depth understanding of the process of enabling natural and full gross and fine motor development in the first three years of a child’s development
Know the principles and practice of creating care environments that encourage play exploration from birth to 5 years old, as this is the way children predominantly learn
Gain knowledge of the development of children from 5 to 7 years old
Engage in hands-on experience in practical and artistic skills, singing, storytelling, and creating calm, imitation-rich environments
Discover and assimilate the ‘Home from home’ and outdoor models of childcare

You also get: Business Training and Career Planning

Unlimited guidance and strategic planning sessions with our careers advisor and access to our job database after you graduate. The instructors will work with you to discover what career path you enjoy in the Childcare industry and will help to set you up for employment, no matter what avenue you choose, e.g. freelance, childminder, career in a nursery or day-care setting. You also have free access to our vacancy database to help you find employment when you graduate.

Access to the FREE website builder

You don’t have to rely on willpower and panic to create your professional website, or even pay a penny to a web hosting company.

Take full advantage of our FREE website builder that includes everything from your portfolio, an about me page, to a contact form where clients can request your services by sending you an email that will be redirected to your personal email address.

It is simple – create your quick website using the pre-edited sections. All you have to do is plug in your personality and upload your photos, then, you are ready to book clients!

What will I achieve?

When you graduate, you’ll receive an internationally recognised NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Baby and Child Care (Early Years Educator) (VRQ) (601/5636/3) qualification, certified jointly by Crossfields Institute and NCFE CACHE. The qualification is full and relevant. It can be seen on the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications
You can work in an early years setting, for example as an early years educator, as an adult and child group leader, or as a childminder and carer of children up to 5 years, in a Steiner Waldorf or mainstream setting.

You can complete this course in just 10 weeks

Learn from Industry Professionals:

At Trade Academy, we have 10 Years of experience in government funding and employment strategies for people who want to gain a career in the Childcare industry. We have helped 5,000 job seekers go from struggling, to landing a job interview, to living their dream job – in as little as 6 months!

How long is the course?

You can graduate in 10 weeks by attending 1 full day a week. This is your fast track way to launch a new career. You NEED to have a passion in childcare and commit to practising the techniques in your spare time to fully benefit from the quick pace.

How will I learn?

You will be tutored by a childcare industry professional who will guide you through lessons – they will push you to reach your goals. You will be assessed on your theory skills with written assignments, to make sure that you fully understand the material.

Due to the current situation caused by COVID-19, you will learn the theory through online live sessions using Zoom application and you will come to our centre for the practical part of your training. In the classroom, you have the tutor’s full attention as you work in a small group with 20* other students.

*Until we can go back to normal, there will be a maximum of 6-7 learners in the classroom at the same time and the necessary PPE (face shield/mask, hand sanitiser) will be provided.

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Aged 19 or over
A passion to work in childcare
A satisfactory reference
A successful skills test and interview
Stationary including two (2) folders and a clip board

How to pay for the course:

The total cost of the course is £1417 but you may be eligible for funding if.

*You are over the 19 and successful with the application of an Advanced Learner Loan, you will pay this back when you earn more than £25,000 a year.

You are required to pay a £50 administration fee to secure your place on the course. This will be refunded once you completed.

For more information regarding our terms and conditions and if you are eligible for funding please visit our Funding page

If you are NOT eligible for funding or want to take advantage of the discounted self-funded fee, you can pay by paypal credit.

Self-funded fee is £799 for this course. We can offer you an instalment plan, so you can spread the cost of your course until you complete. You also have the option to pay with Paypal. You can cover the cost of your course and have 4 months to pay it off, interest free! Or you can spread it over a longer period with interest

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We will NOT receive any commission, referral fees or any other such payments from PayPal for customers that choose PayPal Credit to finance their course.

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What career opportunities do I have?

You can work…

  • As an early years educator
  • As an adult and child group leader
  • As a carer of children up to 5 years old

*You can also access higher education if you decide to progress to that direction.

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