Level 3 Diploma in Childcare

Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

This qualification meets the needs of candidates who work or want to work with children in a wide range of settings, for example in the roles of:

  • Nursery Nurse
  • Early Years Educator
  • Child-minder

The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work within the childcare sector and work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children 0-7 years.

This qualification can be carried out as part of an Apprenticeship framework, as well as a stand-alone qualification, depending on the eligibility of the individual learner. The duration of this course is a minimum of 12 months if completing an Apprenticeship.

Opportunities for learners to progress to Foundation/Honours Degrees are available.

 

Early Years Educator Level 3 framework:

Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education

Level 2 Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Functional Skills Maths Level 2

Functional Skills English Level 2

Functional Skills ICT Level 2

 

Sample assignments

Throughout this course you will have to complete a variety of assignments/units. Please find below an example:

Level 3 EYE – sample assignment

 

Early Years Educator Level 3 standards:

If you would like to look through the Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce standards to familiarise yourself with the units please click here.