Early Years Workforce – Early Years Educator
Early Years Workforce - Level 3 Diploma (Early Years Educator)
The aim of this qualification is to prepare 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.
Learners must be at least 16 years old. Ideally you will have a level 2 qualification in English and Mathematics. You will either be employed in an appropriate setting or a regular volunteer.
All units are mandatory and include:
Unit 1.1: Support healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition
Unit 1.2 WB: Support healthy lifestyles for children through exercise
Unit 1.3 WB: Support physical care routines for children
Unit 1.4 WB: Promote children’s emotional well-being
Unit 1.5: Understand how to support children who are unwell
Unit 2.2: Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
Unit 2.3 WB: Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children
Unit 2.4 WB: Follow legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice
Unit 2.5 WB: Working in partnership
Unit 4.1: Engage in professional development
Unit 3.1: Understand the value of play in Early Years
Unit 3.2 WB: Plan, lead and review lay opportunities which support children’s learning and development
Unit 3.4 WB: Promote enabling play environments
Unit 3.5 WB: Developing children’s emergent literacy skills
Unit 3.6 WB: Developing children’s emergent mathematical skills
Unit 3.7 WB: Support children’s transition to school
Unit 3.9 WB: Develop children’s cognitive skills
Unit 3.10 WB: Promote children’s speech, language and communication
Unit 3.11 WB: Promoting children’s physical development
Unit 3.12 WB: Promoting children’s personal, social and emotional development.
Unit 3.13: Support children with additional needs
Unit 3.14: Use observation, assessment and planning to promote the development of children
Unit 3.15: Use longitudinal studies to observe, assess and plan for children’s needs
How will I be assessed?
All units are internally assessed. Assessment enables the student’s workplace practice to provide evidence for individual units as well as the whole qualification.
Methods of assessment include: observations, professional discussions projects, oral and/ or written questions, witness testimonies.
Upon successful completion of the course you can consider employment as:
- practitioner in day nurseries
- practitioner in Nursery schools
- practitioner in reception classes in primary schools
- pre-school worker.
The fee for the course will be £2882