Working with children offers a hugely rewarding career. Every child is unique, every family different, and no two days are ever the same.

Kensington and Chelsea College’s child care section offers all the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce, Early Years Educator and Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications for those right at the beginning of their child care and education career right up to the popular Foundation Degree in Early Years for experienced professionals.

Most courses are available on a full time and a part-time basis. We have built excellent links with our local nurseries, playgroups, crèches and schools, so we are able to advise students on securing placements, which are required for all the level 2 and 3 courses.

Course Overview

The Level 3 course is for those in work or in a permanent voluntary placement, 18 plus.

In order to apply for this course, you must ideally hold a GCSE in both Maths and English and a level 2 qualification in early years. If you do not have GCSEs you are required to achieve these during the course or as soon as possible following qualification in order to be counted in a settings ratio as a level 3. You will be in college 2 days a week and in placement/work for 2 days.

This course runs for 1 year it does not attract any UCAS points.

There is a strict interview process and progression following your level 3 is full time or part time work or further education to the CACHE level 4, the Foundation Degree (following 2 years of level 3 practice) or to university for degrees as diverse as Psychology, Criminology, Sociology, Early Years or Education (depending on your application and qualification)

We will support you through the UCAS process.

  • Campus: Chelsea Centre
  • Times: Thu/Fri 09:30 - 15:30
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
35 weeks
8,500 GBP
19 Plus £2882; Non-EU Fee £8500
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