Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s Workforce

Diploma in Early Years Educator

All you need to know.

This course provides training for individuals who work or want to work with children or young people in a wide range of settings, for example in the roles of:

  • Day-care centres/ Early Years Practitioner
  • Nursery Nurse
  • Education Welfare Officer
  • Learning Mentor

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Level 3 Diploma for the Children's Workforce (Early Learning Educator)?
What does it involve?
How is your training delivered?
Unit numberUnit CodeName of unitNumber of credits
Unit 1R/506/9343Understand child development8 credits
Unit 2Y/506/9344Support the holistic development of children 3 credits
Unit 3K/506/9347Safeguarding and child protection in early years 4 credits
Unit 4T/506/9349Promote the health, safety and welfare of young children 4 credits
Unit 5T/506/9352Support the health, wellbeing and physical care needs of children in early years settings 4 credits
Unit 6F/506/9354Equality, diversity and inclusion in early years settings 3 credits
Unit 7J/506/9355Support positive behaviour in children 3 credits
Unit 8D/506/9345Support children with additional support needs 4 credits
Unit 9H/506/9346Support attachment when working with children in early years settings 3 credits
Unit 10M/506/9348Support children through transitions 3 credits
Unit 11K/506/9350Plan, lead and evaluate purposeful play activities to support children's learning and development 3 credits
Unit 12M/506/9351Support the development of reading, literacy and mathematical skills in early years settings 3 credits
Unit 13A/506/9353Extending children's learning and thinking in early years settings2 credits
Unit 14L/506/9356Assessment and observation in early years settings 4 credits
Unit 15D/506/9359Recording, storing, reporting and sharing information in early years settings 2 credits
Unit 16Y/506/9358Working in partnership with colleagues, professionals and key individuals in early years settings 5 credits
Unit 17D/506/9359Continuing professional development in early years education 3 credits

Course Duration

The duration of the course is approximately 4 months. Learners will also be observed on-site as part of the assessment process.

Very small classes for individual support & Attention

  • Extended tutorial support
  • Onsite observation
  • Delivered by highly qualified and professionals
  • Less than six months completion
  • Allows room for progress in the profession and other related fields
  • Guaranteed work placement if you are not yet employed in the sector
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