Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) Diploma Level 3

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    Thursday 12th September 2024


The Level 3 Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) Diploma provides learners with an in depth understanding and knowledge to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children aged 0-5 years. It covers all aspects of the role of an Early Years Educator, including supporting the health and wellbeing of the child, understanding and following legislation and frameworks, engaging in professional practice and supporting the play, development and learning for school readiness.

What will I do?

You will work or volunteer in an Early Years setting for 10-16 hours per week You will attend college for one evening per month (Wednesday), during this time you will attend workshops delivered by industry trained staff which will enable you to carry out the written work to complete your qualification. The course comprises of 23 mandatory units. It will take two years to complete.

The entry qualifications for the Level 3 Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) Diploma are Maths and English GCSE or Functional Skills level 2. Plus, previous experience working or volunteering in an Early Years setting for a minimum of six month prior to the course.

Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) Diploma Level 3 will take you 2 years to complete.

You will initially attend college for a course induction with you tutor at our Boston Campus (Rochford).

Learning will take place on Teams where you will need to attend a workshop, once a month.

The Level 3 Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) Diploma will cost £2882.

You may be eligible to study this course for FREE should you be eligible under one of the following criteria:

  • Aged 19 or over, and earning less than £25,000
  • Aged 19 or over, and currently unemployed and receiving JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
  • Aged 19 or over and do not currently hold a Level 3 qualification

Alternatively, you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with your College fees. If you progress to employment you won't have to pay anything back until you’re earning £25,000 per year. Your household income isn't taken into account and there's no credit check. Your eligibility depends on your course, nationality, and age. To find out more contact the College Information Line on 01205 313218.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

You will be assigned an assessor who will observe your practice in your Early Years setting throughout the duration of your course, your assessor will offer support and guidance and will use a variety of assessment methods to help you achieve the requirements of the qualification.

You could progress onto a Foundation Degree or a career in Early Years as a room leader, nursery manager or teacher.

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