Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

Course Code: A302 Duration: 2 Years Attendance: Part Time Location: Farnborough Campus


About the course

The Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) will give you the knowledge and training needed to work with children from birth to 5 years. The Diploma has been designed to meet the criteria for Early Years Educators required by the National College for Teaching and Leadership (NCTL). The course was developed in response to the Department for Education and the More Great Childcare report. This means you will be studying a course that will get you ready for work in the industry.  

On successful completion of this course, a common route is for learners to study a relevant course at a higher level or enter the workforce as early years educators. 

Who is this programme for?

This qualification is suitable for adult learners either working or wishing to work in early years education and care. The Diploma is also suitable for those wishing to progress to higher education. 


Tuition £7395

Please note that while we make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to education, additional fees may be payable where this is not possible. For example, to provide additional support due to a disability. Please contact us if you believe you have any additional needs so that we can discuss your options before enrolling on a course.

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To help with the costs of studying, this course is eligible for:

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How will I be assessed?

During this course, you will be assessed through a Portfolio of Evidence and Task-based Controlled Assessment. 

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What Next?

The Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. Upon achievement of this qualification enables learners to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators or access Higher Education. 

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Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, you should be at least 16 years old. 

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