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Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

Accredited Course: Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)
In work or placement setting and online
Course Length
1300 hours+, June 2021 start
Course Time
Weekly online meeting to be arranged (6 hours per week during work hours
Course Costs

Course Information

What does this qualification cover?

The Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) enables learners to gain the knowledge and experience which will allow them to work with children from birth to 5 years. Upon achievement of the Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education it is intended that learners will be able to access higher education or enter the workforce as Early Years Educators.

Course FAQ's?

What are the Course Entry Requirements

You should be at least 16 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.

From 3 April 2017, the requirement for Level 3 Early Years Educators (EYE) to hold GCSE English and maths A*-C, will be broadened to Level 2 qualifications, including Functional Skills. This will also apply to an apprenticeship route. This will enable staff with an EYE qualification and Level 2 English and mathematics qualifications to count in the Level 3 staff:child ratios in childcare settings. This includes those who already hold an EYE qualification, began studying an EYE from September 2014 or will achieve an EYE in the future. Please refer to the Early Years Workforce Strategy (March 2017) for further details.

Who is the course suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for a range of learners either working or wishing to work in early years education and care. The Diploma is also suitable for those wishing to progress to higher education.

How is the course assessed?

In order to achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) learners must complete 15 mandatory units, including all the criteria learners must know about which is contained within the delivery guidance. Learners must also complete an Effective Practise Study Task and one Extended Assessment (externally set, externally marked).

Assessment Opportunities

Assessment opportunities for all the externally set and marked assessments for the Certificate and Diploma will be limited to one attempt and one further reattempt opportunity to undertake an alternative assessment.

What qualification will I acheive?

There are two early exit points; the first on achievement of the Award and the second on achievement of the Certificate.

Each unit throughout the qualification will be graded A*-D with the qualification overall grading being A* - D.

For further information regarding this course & relevant registration forms, please contact us.