This CACHE Diploma is recognised throughout the UK as a high level qualification for individuals wanting to work within the Early Years sector. It is also widely accepted for entry to universities. As part of your studies, you will spend time in a practical work placement.
Each unit is assessed separately through a variety of methods including portfolios, assignments, presentations, displays, and an external assessment research task.
You will be assessed during your placement by your manager and also through direct observations carried out by your tutor.
You need flat shoes and smart trousers for your placement, along with a placement top that you can buy from the College.
You should also have an A4 ring folder, pens and paper.
Taking children to see piglets and new-born lambs is all part of a day’s work for nursery practitioner Harli-Marie Richards. Having completed her childcare apprenticeship, Harli-Marie was taken on permanently by Derby College’s Little Explorers nursery at Broomfield Hall campus.
Before embarking on her apprenticeship, Harli-Marie took A-levels but had no interest in university. She spotted the nursery opportunity and hasn’t looked back since. She worked towards an advanced NVQ qualification while undertaking on-the-job training.
It’s a great job and I love the fact that the children are free to enjoy the outdoor space. Little Explorers is special and I can’t imagine any other nursery quite like ours. I definitely see my longterm career in nursery care – and I applied straight away when a permanent role became available at Little Explorers.