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CACHE Qualification Specification
CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF)

CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF)

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In addition to this Specification there is a separate ‘Centre Resource Pack’ which contains general information to help support the qualification. This pack has been designed for tutors or assessors and can be found on our secure website ‘cachezone’.

How the qualification works
This qualification is made up of units each representing a small step of learning. This allows the qualification to be completed at your own pace. All of the units achieved can be ‘banked’. This means that if you want to take another qualification which includes the same units you do not have to take them again. Each unit has:  a level - shows how difficult it is     a credit value - one credit represents about 10 hours' work a unit aim – explains what is coved in the unit learning outcomes – cover what you need to do (skills) or what you need to understand (knowledge) assessment criteria – what you need to show (evidence) Each learning outcome is linked to a number of assessment criteria. Evidence must be provided for all the assessment criteria to gain the unit.

Example shows how outcomes and criteria are laid out in the Unit Assessment Records (UARs) in Section 3

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Section 1: General introduction

Understanding learning outcomes
There are two main types of learning outcome:  Skills that can be performed  Knowledge that can be learnt. Sometimes they can cover a combination of the two.

Competence / Skills based learning outcomes: