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Level 3 Diploma for the CYPW (ST)

Course Title: CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce

Course Description

Our online Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce is a new qualification. The Diploma CYPW replaces existing childcare qualifications including NVQ in Children’s Care, Learning and Development (CCLD) and the Diploma in Home-based Childcare (DHC).

Similar to the NVQ in CCLD, this new children and young people’s qualification is work-based and recognises good practice by assessing the skills, knowledge and understanding of childcare practitioners.

Course Content

We have organised the course in 3 building blocks for you to complete at your own pace. Each block is a mixture of core, shared and optional units, themed around a number of key areas of competence.

Block 1: Areas of competence

  • Child Development
  • Health & Safety
  • Safeguarding

Block 2: Areas of competence

  • Speech, Language & Communication
  • Inclusion, Equality & Diversity
  • Positive Behaviour

Block 3: Areas of competence

  • Positive Relationships
  • Personal Development
  • Positive Outcomes

Course Delivery

The course is delivered as an 1-2-1 personalised online home study course so you can work through the course independently while receiving regular individualised support from your tutor.

The online delivery includes a portfolio of evidence (online coursework)

  • Provides you with the knowledge required for the course
  • Stores assignments for you and your personal 1-2-1 tutor to access
  • Tracks your progress and gives you an indication of your anticipated completion
  • Communication between learner and tutor (assessor) is via email and telephone

Assessment and Support

Methods of assessment range from professional discussions, direct observations in your workplace, written assignments and case studies. Some of these will take the form of direct observations in your work setting, whether it is home-based or a nursery setting.

Your personal tutor will work closely with you by providing 1-2-1 regular tutorials by telephone and email.

Course Duration

Depending on the time you can commit to study:

  • The full diploma can be completed in 9 months to 18 months
  • 650 learning hours including time spent in your setting

Suitable for

The course is suitable for practitioners aged 19+ working in their home-based setting interested in gaining a professional Level 3 qualification.


Employment in areas of the children’s workforce which increasingly insist on a Level 3 qualification as a pre-requisite such as Sure Start Children's Centres, learning mentoring or children’s social care.

If you are interested in continuing your learning journey, the next step would be Early Years Foundation Degree which will replace the Level 4 in January 2012. There is the option to complete Level 4 optional units whilst studying for the Diploma CYPW enabling you to transfer your Level 4 credits onto your Early Years Foundation Degree.


Enrolment is available any time at your convenience.

Either enrol online now or e-mail us at training@homechildcare.co.uk. Alternatively you can call during normal office hours on 0845 0760 042

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£1,440 including VAT for the full course. You can purchase Block 1 for £720 and Blocks 2 & 3 for £360. You also can spread the cost by using one of our instalment options.

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