Level Three Diploma for Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

This course helps to develop the skills and knowledge of people working in a range of roles within this sector. These roles could include early years worker or assistant in an early learning or childcare setting, care worker or assistant, nursery worker or supervisor, childminder, nursery nurse or foundation unit nursery teaching assistant.

What will I study?

Core units will include:

  • Equality and inclusion
  • Communication in children
  • Understanding child and young person development
  • Promote learning and development in the early years
  • Safeguarding children

How will I be assessed?

You will be given a City and Guilds assessment pack and you will be required to produce an electronic portfolio and written assignments which will be internally and externally verified.

Entry requirements

There will be a formal interview.

What next?

At the end of the course you will have a professional Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce. This will enable you to go into employment as a pre-school worker, a classroom assistant within a foundation limit, child minder or a nanny.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

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