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CANDIDATE HANDBOOK

The CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Early Years Foundation Stage Practice Building strong foundations

CACHE
Candidate Handbook
Level 3 Certificate in Early Years Foundation Stage Practice Syllabus and Assessment Materials

3rd edition

© CACHE 2010

Except as allowed by law, or where specified in the text, no part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without prior permission from the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education. All photographs appearing in this handbook have a signed parental release form and are the exclusive property of CACHE. They are protected under the copyright law and can not be reproduced, copied or manipulated in any form. This includes the use of any image or part of an image in individual or group projects and assessment materials.

Qualification Accreditation Numbers: CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Early Years Foundation Stage Practice

500/3101/6

Published in Great Britain by CACHE
First Edition 2007 Book code Second Edition June 2009 Book code Third Edition June 2010 Book code 500/3101/6/V1 500/3101/6/V2 500/3101/6/V3

Publication date
June 2010

Publisher
Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education Apex House 81 Camp Road St Albans Hertfordshire AL1 5GB Telephone 0845 347 2123 Registered Company No: 2887166 Registered Charity No: 1036232

Printed in England by
Océ (UK) Limited Océ House Chatham Way Brentwood Essex CM14 4DZ Océ ref: 467832

Level 3 Certificate in Early Years Foundation Stage Practice Candidate Handbook

Contents

Contents
Candidate information About this handbook Introduction The Early Years Foundation Stage guidance pack CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Early Years Foundation Stage Practice iii v vii vii viii

Section 1 – Qualification structure Section 2 – Assessment of your learning Assessment strategy Assessment guidelines Assessment methods Preparing for assessment Plagiarism Reasonable adjustments and special considerations Re-mark enquiries and appeals procedure Certification

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Section 3 – The syllabus
Unit 1 – Context and principles for early years provision Unit 2 – Promoting learning and development in the early years Unit 3 – Promoting children's welfare in the early years Assessment planner

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Section 4 – Mapping
Mapping to Common Induction Standards, National Occupational Standards, the Common Core and Key Skills

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Section 5 – About CACHE
What is CACHE? CACHE Mission statement CACHE Equality and diversity statement CACHE statement of values The CACHE website: www.cache.org.uk Useful links Handbook feedback form

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Candidate information

Candidate information
Your Personal Details
Name:

Address:

Telephone number:

PIN:

Date you registered for the CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Early Years Foundation Stage Practice:

Your Centre Details
Site/Centre name:

Site/Centre address:

Site/Centre telephone number:

Site/Centre number:

Name of your course tutor:

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About this handbook

About this handbook
This handbook provides the information you will need for the CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Early Years Foundation Stage Practice. The information is set out as follows: Introduction – An explanation of the background to the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and information about...
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