Business and Professional


Course Title: Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)
Course Code: PD079

Department: Business and Professional
Course Type: Part Time

Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF)



How is this qualification structured?
We have structured the units around four themes:

Theme 1: Health and well-being
Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness
Theme 4: Professional development

How is it assessed?
To gain this qualification the learner will need to:
Pass all units
Complete longitudinal study
Show competence in a real work environment

How long does it take to complete?
This qualification will take 1-2 years to complete depending on experience.

Course Content

There are no formal entry requirements. GCSE Maths and English Grade A*-C would be an advantage. However where required, Functional Skills will be completed.

You will be employed in a suitable relevant job.

Entry Requirements

Foundation Degree
Learners can progress to the CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (QCF) (90 Credits)

Next Steps

Upon achievement of this qualification learners will gain their licence to practise and it is intended that learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators. Learners can progress into various job roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors such as:
Assistant in Children's Centres
Practitioner in nursery schools
Practitioner in reception classes in primary schools
Pre-school worker

Career Opportunities