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Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce - Part Time

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Course Description

Enrolling on the Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) will prepare you to become an Early Years Educator, enabling you to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.

As part of the course you will study subjects around four themes: health and wellbeing; legislation, frameworks and professional practice; play, development and learning for school readiness; professional development.

The full cost of this course is £2882. The course runs for 35 weeks, 3 hours a week. Start date: September 2023. Loans for course fees may be available for eligible learners..


Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grade C/4 or above to include English Language and Mathematics and/or a level 2 qualification in Early Years or Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.


During the course you will be taught about how to support children’s development within an early years setting, including the delivery of the early years foundation stage curriculum The course consists of units that will each be assed with a written task and a practical assessment.

Work Experience

You will be required to attend a work placement, either as a volunteer or on an employed basis. This will be with children under the age of 5 years as the course focuses on the Early years Foundation stage.


Once completed you will be able to progress onto the Foundation Degree Early Childhood Studies and gain employment in an early years setting.

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