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This course is designed for 16-19 year olds and 19+ adults.

Our Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF) Level 3 course is a 1 year course which is ideal for those wishing to work in a variety of early years related careers by progressing their learning to Level 3.
Throughout the course you will be trained and assessed to achieve a CACHE qualification as well as receive over 100 work experience in a childcare related environment.

This course will provide you with an understanding of the skills and knowledge required to work with children aged 0-7 years in a variety of settings.

The course is scheduled over 3-4 days per week depending on your age group and maths & English needs.

You are also expected to attend a work placement 2 days per week.

19+ adults course fee: £2,882. You may be eligible to study this course for free or access financial support.

This course will lead to:

  • Employment in an early years setting

The entry requirements for this course are:

  • Merit and/or good reference from relevant Level 2 qualification, or
  • 4 GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or above including maths and English (depending on your age group)
  • Clear & enhanced DBS clearance (provided by the College)
  • Interview and assessment

If required, you will have the opportunity to study GCSE maths and/or English alongside your course so you can progress onto the next level.

This course consists of the following modules:

  • Behaviour
  • Play
  • Longitudinal studies
  • Child observation
  • Personal and professional development
  • Early years literacy and numeracy
  • Early years curriculum

You will be assessed via:

  • Professional discussion
  • Assignments
  • Group work and participation in class
  • Professional discussion
  • You will also by assessed by observation of your practise at your work experience setting

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