The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator provides learners with the correct knowledge and understanding to become an Early Years Educator, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and acquire knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. This qualification is suitable for a range of learners, either working or wishing to work in early years education and care.
This qualification is ideal for learners looking to work with children. Learners must be working, volunteering or on practical placement to show competence in both knowledge and skills. This opportunity must allow for learners to apply their knowledge and skills in order meet the assessment criteria for the qualification.
Learners who achieve their diploma will be able to enter the workforce as a fully qualified Early Years Educator. Learners can progress into various job roles in the statutory, voluntary, or private sectors such as Assistant/Assistants in Children’s Centres, Practitioner in nursery schools and Pre-school worker.
Funding is available for learners that meet the eligibility criteria.
Learners must pass all units, complete longitudinal study, and show competence in a real working environment.
Learners can progress to the Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner or other higher level early years qualifications.