Level 3 Technical Diploma in Education and Childcare (Early Years Educator)
Type: Vocational
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including either Mathematics or English, or a Level 2 equivalent in this area and GCSE Mathematics or English at grade 4 or above
Start Date: September 2021
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

On this course, you will learn about the development of children from birth to seven years old, looking at how children learn, how to plan activities and aspects of health and safety. You will be assessed through a combination of written and practical work as well as undertaking work experience within a real work environment.

Units will include children’s development from birth to seven years, children’s health and wellbeing, providing safe environments for children, child health, play and learning, understanding children’s additional needs, observation, assessment and planning and creating a professional practice portfolio.


What will I learn?

Units will include Children’s Development from Birth to Seven Years, Children’s Health and Wellbeing, Providing Safe Environments for Children, Play and Learning, Understanding Children’s Additional Needs, Observation, Assessment and Planning and Creating a Professional Practice Portfolio.



How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed through a combination of written and practical work and externally marked assessments. This course includes two days of practical experience within a real work environment. Students must demonstrate competency in the real work environment. This course has 750 hours in placement throughout two years


Materials and other information

You will be required to purchase a uniform for placement, plus text books. You will also need to undertake a DBS clearance check to ensure you can complete the placement part of your course.

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