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Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce - Part Time

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Course Description

The course is aimed at learners over 19 years of age who wish to work with children. Once completed you will be able to work with children under the age of five years old. There are many settings that will support you do this. A private day nursery, crèche, nursery school, infant school, childminder or work within family support

The full cost of this course is £2882. The course runs for 35 weeks, 3 hours a week. Start date: Monday 5th September. 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

To complete a level 3 part time course you will be required to find a voluntary placement or paid employment. You will be expected to find your own placement. Within your placement you will be required to support the staff in their daily role. You will support children on an individual or group basis, supporting their holistic development. Your role will be to follow policies and procedures set by the school.


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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