Level 3 Diploma For The Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

What Does The Qualification Cover? This qualification provides the skills and experience to develop your career in child care in a wide range of settings. Areas covered include Understanding child and young person development, Context and principles for early year’s provision, Promoting the well being and resilience of children and young people and Supporting children and young people to achieve their education potential.

Qualification Gained? Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

Who Is The Qualification Suited For? The Level 3 Diploma will suit those that are a nursery nurse, child-minder, day care supervisor or SureStart worker. You may or may not have some supervisory responsibilities. You want to be in sole charge of children, for example managing a room in a nursery.

What Are The Entry Requirements? Candidates are required to have a GCSE grade C and above in Maths and English before they can start the qualification. Candidates should have the ability to manage the requirements of the level of the qualification; candidates will be required to undertake the Initial Assessments before confirmation of place on course.

How Many Credits Are Required To Complete Them? The course has Mandatory and optional units. The Level 3 comprises of 64 Credits. Units include: Understand CCYPW L2hildren’s Early Years Education and Development, Implementing Early Years Foundation Stage, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Early Years Settings, Plan and Provide Effective Teaching and Learning in Early Years Settings, Make Accurate and Productive Use of Assessment in Early Years Settings, Develop Effective and Informed Professional Practice in Early Years Settings, Promote the Health, Safety and Well-being of Children in Early Years Settings, Child Protection and Safeguarding, Partnership Working in Early Years.

How Is The Qualification Assessed? The assessor will come to the workplace and observe the candidate as well as assist in portfolio building and observations. All learners have the option of attending a weekly evening class or a Saturday class once a month.

Do You Need To Be Working To Take The Qualifications? Learners can either be employed or work voluntarily. We require learners to be in a placement for a minimum of 16 hours per week so we are able to come and assess you in the work place.

How Long Will It Take To Complete? The course will take approximately 12 to 18 months to complete.

What Qualifications Can You Progress To? Candidates can use this qualification to progress on to further training with Leadership and Management Training and sector endorsed Foundation Degrees.

What Type Of Job Roles Can You Apply For On Completion? This qualification will make you a qualified nursery practitioner and allow you to progress in to management and in to other areas of childcare such as play work, midwifery, paediatric nursing, social work, youth work, teaching assisting and primary teacher.

What Is The Course Cost? The full cost of this course is £2500.

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