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



Research has shown that the first eight years of a child’s life are critical for their cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Therefore, it is vital they receive the support they need for this development.

This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of child development, including safeguarding children and promoting their health, safety and welfare. Learners will also look at how to promote equality, diversity and inclusion in Early Years settings, support children with additional needs, and support children’s development. They will look at how to plan and lead play activities to support children’s learning and development and how to work in partnership with other professionals and key individuals.

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.

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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 units

    The benefits of this course include:

    • Learn from your own home, in your own time
    • Work saves automatically to ensure it's never lost
    • Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
    • One to one Tutor support available 7 days a week via phone, email or online
    • Your own designated Learner Support Advisor to help you throughout the course
    • Boost your earning potential
    • 0% interest flexible direct debit plans with no credit checks needed
    • Achieve a nationally recognised level 3 qualification
    • Gain a qualification that is sought after by employers
    • Perfect for school and college leavers looking to develop a career path
    • Perfect for short-term opportunities as well as long-term

    This qualification could assist learners in gaining the following employment opportunities and potential salaries:

  • Early Years practitioner – up to £21,000
  • Senior Early Years practitioner – up to £27,000
  • This qualification could offer learners the following progression opportunities following its completion:

  • Children, Young People and Families Practitioners Apprenticeship
  • Children, Young People and Families Manager Apprenticeship

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