Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) - Level 3

Course Code: SC1FE366

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Start DateLocationDuration
15/09/2020Bispham Campus1 YearApply

Course Overview

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

Upon achievement of this qualification it is intended that learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators.

Level 3 Early Years Educators (EYE) are required to hold GCSE English and maths grade C, or L2 Functional Skills . 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.

Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on a practical placement as an important part of the assessment process involves evaluating skills in real working situations. We recommend 350 hours across the age ranges.

Entry Requirements

No previous training or experience is required for this programme but you must be at least 19.

Placements are required for achievement of this qualification. A minimum of 350 placement hours is required. During placement, learners will need support from a professional within the real work environment who will be required to complete professional development records.

Qualification Obtained

Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

You will attend College for one session for 4.5 hours a week (term-time only) for 35 weeks.

Within these sessions there will be tutor delivery, question and answer, discussion, observation, group work tasks and individual tasks.

It is expected that you will complete a minimum of 4.5 hours independent study, each week, outside of the class to complete your assignments. 

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

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