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Cost: £1,500

Payment Plan available – Yes x 11 Monthly Payments of £136.36 (Invoice will be sent to you  on receipt of the enrolment  form or add the course to the basket)

Funding Available: No

Credits: 67

GLH: 310

Duration: 10 - 12 Months


 The level 3 diploma in early learning and childcare (early year’s education) is ideal if you are already working in an early years setting or are looking for a rewarding career working with children from birth to 6 years.

Our Level 3 diploma in early year’s education provides you with the knowledge and experience you need to support children’s early learning and development.

You will be taught how children’s development matters, how their physical, emotional, social, cognitive and communication all play a part in shaping our children learning and development.

We will teach you the skills you will need to observe, plan and deliver planned activities to support children’s all-round development while maintaining the safety of all those within the setting.

Entry Requirements

Good literacy and numeracy skills.
Lived in the UK for 3 years or more, or from an EU member country or a British Citizen.

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and over.

It is suitable for those who work or want to work within the Early Years sector in England and provides learners with an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and competence to care for children from birth to five years.

To count in the ratios defined in the EYFS at Level 3, learners must hold a full and relevant Early Years Educator qualification and a Level 2 qualification in English and maths. GCSEs are no longer the only recognised qualifications and now includes functional skills.


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Mandatory Units

  • Applying the early education framework Assessment planning in early years settings

  • Continuing professional development for early years practitioners

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion for early years practitioners

  • Health, safety and security procedures in early years settings

  • Personal care and wellbeing for children in early years settings

  • Plan and lead activities and educational programmes

  • Providing children with additional support in early years

  • Safeguarding children in early years settings

  • Supporting children through transitions and significant events

  • Supporting children’s holistic development

  • Supporting positive behaviour in children during early years

  • Understanding child development

  • Understanding theories and philosophical approaches to child development

  • Using assessment techniques for children in early years

  • Working in partnership with parents and others in early years settings

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into employment working with children from 0 to 5 years in roles such as Early Years Educator, nursery nurse, childminder, preschool assistant.


Students will be required to complete a number of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work.

All units are internally assessed. Assessment enables the learner’s workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units as well as the whole qualification. This course requires an assessment of your practical skills within your working environment. It is essential that you secure a placement that can provide you with a suitably qualified teacher and workplace assessor who can observe you, comment on your skills and write a report to meet the assessment requirements. This direct observation will be used as evidence towards your qualification. Methods of assessment could include:

  • Direct observation of practice

  • Witness evidence when directed by the sector skills assessment strategy

  • Professional discussion

  • Reflection on own practice in real work situations

  • Written assignments


Learners could also progress to further study or training such as:

• IAO Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England)(RQF)


You will need to complete our enrolment form and payment details will be sent to you.  Once received a member of the team will contact you, to answer any questions you may have.

  1. Submit your enrolment form and get sent your payment details  to begin your course

  2. Make a payment

  3. We’ll process your application, and a tutor will be assigned to support you through your course

  4. Receive email reminders when your work is due

  5. Your work will be marked and returned to you within 7 days

  6. On successful completion of your course, you will be awarded your certificate

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