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Level 3 Diploma for the Children's Workforce (Early Years Educator)

Course Overview

This qualification is suitable for learners who work, or wish to work, with children from birth to 5 years old in a variety of settings.

The Early Years Educator Level 3 course prepares learners for employment as Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. It develops the knowledge and skills learners require to work with children from birth to 5 years together with an understanding of the expected development of children aged 5 to 7 years.

The Early Years Education course also provides opportunities for the confirmation of competence for learners working towards Early Years Educator status. Learners will practice the importance of observation when working with children, promoting a healthy lifestyle and developing literacy and mathematical skills. This practice will be underpinned by knowledge in planning and reviewing, legislation and regulations and supporting children and their parents/carers.

Please note: this course requires you to have at least a C grade in both Maths and English, and to be working within or have a placement within an educational institution, as an important part of the assessment process requires a teacher to complete competency elements and observations.

Key Information

Course Length
52 weeks

Course Level
Level 3

Awarding Body
TQUK
(E-certificates upon achievement)

Learning Method(s)
Online materials
Online assessment

For Individuals

Benefits

  • Fully online course
  • Study from anywhere, at any time
  • Gain an accredited level 3 qualification
  • Nationally recognised
  • Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Unlimited support from qualified tutors
  • Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion
  • No hidden costs

Cost and Funding Information

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Unit 1: Understand child development

Section 1: Understand a range of underpinning theories and philosophical approaches to how children learn and develop

Section 2: Understand the expected patterns of children’s development

Section 3: Understand how a child’s learning and development can be impacted by the stage of development and individual circumstances

Section 4: Understand how to support and promote children’s speech, language and communication

Unit 2: Support the holistic development of children

Section 1: Understand the importance of holistic development of children in Early Years settings

Unit 3: Safeguarding and child protection in Early Years

Section 1: Understand legislation, guidelines, policies and procedures for safeguarding within the Early Years setting

Section 2: Understand roles and responsibilities for safeguarding within the Early Years setting

Section 3: Understand how to respond to evidence and concerns of abuse or harm

Section 4: Understand the importance of record keeping relating to safeguarding issues in the Early Years setting

Unit 4: Promote the health, safety and welfare of young children

Section 1: Understand the legal requirements and guidance for health and safety within an Early Years setting

Section 2: Understand how to respond to accidents, incidents and emergency situations in the Early Years setting

Unit 5: Support the health, well-being and physical care needs of children in Early Years settings

Section 1: Understand why health and well-being is important for children

Section 2: Understand common childhood illnesses

Unit 6: Equality, diversity and inclusion in Early Years settings

Section 1: Understand the rights of children

Section 2: Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion

Section 3: Understand how to promote diversity, equality and inclusion

Unit 7: Support positive behaviour in children

Section 1: Understand the different strategies for supporting development of positive behaviour in young children

Unit 8: Support children with additional support needs

Section 1: Understand when children are in need of additional support

Section 2: Understand the role of early intervention in supporting children with additional support needs

Unit 9: Support attachment when working with children in Early Years settings

Section 1: Understand the theories of attachment

Section 2: Understand the significance of attachment on child development

Unit 10: Support children through transitions

Section 1: Understand different types of transitions and significant events children may experience

Section 2: Understand the potential effects of transitions and significant events on children

Unit 11: Plan, lead and evaluate purposeful play activities to support children’s learning and development

Section 1: Understand areas of learning and development in the current early education framework

Section 2: Understand the importance of play for the development of children

Section 3: Understand the need for differentiation when providing playful learning opportunities for children

Unit 12: Support the development of reading, literacy and mathematical skills in Early Years settings

Section 1: Understand systematic synthetic phonics in the teaching of reading

Section 2: Understand strategies for developing early literacy and mathematics

Unit 13: Extending children’s learning and thinking in Early Years settings

Section 1: Understand strategies to extend children’s learning and thinking

Unit 14: Assessment and observation in Early Years settings

Section 1: Understand the current early education framework

Section 2: Understand assessment techniques in early education

Section 3: Understand the importance of record keeping in completing observation and assessment

Unit 15: Recording, storing, reporting and sharing information in Early Years settings

Section 1 - Understand the policies and procedures for recording, storing, reporting and sharing information in an Early Years setting

Unit 16: Working in partnership with colleagues, professionals and key individuals in Early Years settings

Section 1: Understand the principles of partnership working in relation to current frameworks

Section 2: Understand roles and responsibilities of colleagues and other professionals when working in partnership

Section 3: Understand the role of parents and/or carers in a child's development

Unit 17: Continuing professional development in Early Years education

Section 1: Understand the scope of own work role while supporting children in their early years

Section 2: Understand the importance of reflective practice and continuing professional development

Unit 18: Competency

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