This qualification will enable the learner to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of early years education and care with children aged from 0 - 5 years, as well as an understanding of the development expected of children aged 5 – 7 years. This qualification confirms competence and provides a ‘license to practice’ in the following roles:
• Level 3 practitioner in day nursery or in nursery school
• Level 3 practitioner in a pre-school
• Practitioner in reception classes in a primary school
• Assistant in Children's Centres
To achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Childcare, learners must achieve all 20 units, gain experience in a real work environment, achieve competence whilst working with young children from birth to 5 years and take part in personal professional development activities.
• Unit 1 - Understand supporting children’s development
• Unit 2 - Significance of attachment and how to promote it when working with young children
• Unit 3 - Understand theoretical perspectives of young children’s development
• Unit 4 - Support children to develop holistically
• Unit 5 - Support the development to of early literacy and mathematics
• Unit 6 - Support young children through transitions and significant events
• Unit 7 - Understand current early education curriculum requirements and the importance of promoting inclusive practice
• Unit 8 - Planning, leading and reflection on the delivery of the current early education curriculum
• Unit 9 - Provide learning experiences, environments and learning opportunities for young children
• Unit 10 - Understand modeling and promoting positive behaviour when working with young children
• Unit 11 - Understand supporting children with additional needs • Unit 12 - Assessment techniques within the requirements of the early education curriculum
• Unit 13 - Understand the importance of continuing professional development for the Early Years Educator
• Unit 14 - Promote legal requirement of health and safety and welfare of young children
• Unit 15 - Understand the legal requirements on safeguarding young children in early years settings
• Unit 16 - Working cooperatively with key person, colleagues, parent/care and other professionals within the early years settings
• Unit 17 - Plan and implement care routines which promote health, well being and healthy lifestyles
• Unit 18 – Maintain accurate records, paperwork and respond to accidents and emergency situations
• Unit 19 - Understand food and nutrition when working with young children
• Unit 20 -Provide play opportunities for young children in early years settings
Delegates will need to have been employed in the early years workforce and achieved a General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) grade C or above in English Language and Mathematics for them to be able to complete level 3 successfully.
Delegates will complete their QCFs via e-portfolio and will be appointed a vocationally trained QCF assessor who will help them for the duration of the diploma. Support and resources are also provided throughout. Students can learn at their own pace in their own time. However, most students will successfully finish the programme in around 9 months.
Once completing, you can move onto the Level 5 in Leadership and Management for Early Years or you can undertake a range of specialist care courses. These are all available at Universal Care Courses.
This course can be accredited by FutureQuals, City & Guilds or Highfield and will help your organisation to meet the conditions and standards required by the CQC. If you would require your qualification to be accredited by a certain awarding body, please specify at the time of booking.
The price will vary depending on which Health & Social Care QCF you will be needing. To get your quotation, please call us on 0333 920 5590 and one of our care experts will be happy to help. Monthly payment plans and bulk discounts are also available.