Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) Dip L3

The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (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 it is intended that learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators.

Site

Eastbourne

Level

Level 3

Course Type

Adult

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Courses

Options Course Code Starts Ends Standard Fee
enquire apply 60377y1 13/10/22 22/06/23 £2882

What will I study?

The qualification is structured 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

Learners must achieve:23 mandatory units

Mandatory units include Theme 1: Health and well-being

  • Support healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition
  • Promote 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

Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice

  • 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

Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness

  • Understand the value of play in early years
  • Plan, lead and review play opportunities which support children’s learning and development
  • Promote enabling play 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

Theme 4: Professional development

  • Engage in professional development

How will I be assessed?

All units are assessed internally using a range of methods. This includes direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, and written assignments

What qualification will I achieve?

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (England)

What can I do after completing this course?

Upon achievement of this qualification 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: • practitioner in day nurseries • practitioner in nursery schools • practitioner in reception classes in primary schools • pre-school worker • home based child carer

Additional Info

From 3 April 2017, the requirement for Level 3 Early Years Educators (EYE) to hold GCSE English and maths A*-C, will be broadened to Level 2 qualifications, including 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. This includes those who already hold an EYE qualification, began studying an EYE from September 2014, or will achieve an EYE in the future