Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

Children and Young People Course

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

Duration: 18 - 24 months

Funding: Apprenticeships, Advanced Learner Loan

  • Overview

    The aim of this qualification is to prepare learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged up to 7 years. Upon achievement of this qualification it is intended that learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators.

    Mandatory Units

    • Support healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition
    • Support healthy lifestyles for children through exercise
    • Support physical care routines for children
    • Promote children’s emotional well-being
    • Understand how to support children who are unwell
    • Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
    • Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children
    • Follow legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice.
    • Working in partnership
    • Understand the value of play in the early years
    • Plan, lead and review play opportunities which support children’s learning and development
    • Promote enabling environments
    • Developing children’s emergent literacy skills
    • Developing children’s emergent mathematical skills
    • Support children’s transition to school
    • Develop children’s cognitive skills
    • Promote children’s speech, language and communication
    • Promoting children’s physical development
    • Promoting children’s personal, social and emotional development
    • Support children with additional needs
    • Use observation, assessment and planning to promote the development of children
    • Use longitudinal studies to observe, assess and plan for children’s needs
    • Engage in professional development

    Requirements

    Entry requirements: GCSE grades A* – C or 4 – 9 in Maths and English are preferred but can work towards functional skills in English and maths at Level 2 alongside the qualification.

    Placement requirements: You should be employed in an early years setting for a minimum of 2 days per week or minimum of 30 hours per week for apprentices

    Funding

    • Apprenticeships are funded through GHQ by the Government and your Employer.
    • GHQ may be able to access some or all of the funding for this qualification depending on each individual eligibility.
    • Advanced Learner Loans may be available.
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