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Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Educator

skills for care

This qualification is designed to provide learners with knowledge and skills relating to early years practices. It will provide individuals with the chance to develop knowledge and gain skills to seek employment or progression onto higher level qualifications.

The purpose of this qualification is to prepare learners for employment and working with babies and children.

This qualification is developed with the support of the Department of Education.  Upon completion of the qualification, learners are able to be counted towards the statutory framework for the EYFS staff: child ratio at Level 3.

Entry Requirements
  • Minimum Age: 16

Be working at or towards a Level 2 English and maths qualifications or equivalent. If previously achieved, learners will need to provide evidence of Level 2 English and Maths or equivalent.

Progression Opportunities
  • Level 4 Diploma in Early Years

  • Level 5 Diploma in Early Years

Additional Information
  • GLH: 488

  • TQT: 610

  • Credit Value: 61

Qual Resources.

DHSC Fact Sheet
fact sheet
Textbook (Sample)
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Qualification Fee:


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