If you are aged 19 upwards and wish to be qualified to work in a supervisory role in childcare, this Level 3 Early Years Workforce Diploma (Early Years Educator) course could be ideal for you. It covers the care of children from birth to 19 years.
You will need GCSEs in English and maths at grade C or above. Applicants will need to achieve Level 1 in Literacy and Numeracy at assessment. A DBS check will be required so that students can complete work placements as part of the course.
The Level 3 Early Years Workforce Diploma (Early Years Educator) programme covers a wide range or topics that include:
Much of the course is focused on putting ideas into practice, so you will need to be employed within the sector or attend a childcare placement for a minimum of 12 hours per week.
Assessment is conducted formally within the work placement through direct observation. Tasks and projects will also be set in order to successfully complete a professional portfolio.
Following successful completion of the Level 3 Early Years Workforce Diploma (Early Years Educator) course, you can work in a supervisory capacity as a learning support practitioner, childcare practitioner, youth support worker, or behaviour and education support team member. Students who are employed and are over 21 could be considered for the Foundation Degree in Early Years.