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Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 7 years.

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  • Subject Area: Education and Early Years Professions
  • Mode: Full Time
  • Campus: Weybridge
  • About this course

    This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 7 years through themed taught lessons and is assessed through work placement competency and written work.


    Where will I be studying?

    Whether you want a career working with children or a stepping stone to further qualifications our courses certainly prepare you well.  There are many different aspects to the profession and our courses will teach you about the physical, emotional, intellectual and social needs of different aged children and how to apply your knowledge in practice.

    We also work with employers, helping to ensure their staff have the latest qualifications and helping us to ensure our courses are developed so that they are relevant in today’s settings.

    Course Details

    What modules are covered?

    Units you will cover include child development, play and learning, safeguarding children, understanding children’s additional needs and many other interesting topics.

    You will be in placement for 2 days a week which enables you to gain experience of working in the early years and helps you to understand the key ideas we discuss at college. At the end of the 2 years you will be given Early Years Educator Status, the recognised status for early years practitioners.

    Who is the course suitable for?

    This subject is for you if you have an interest in caring for young children.

    How is the course assessed?

    The certificate is assessed in the workplace, through written work and an externally marked assignment.

    Are there any extra costs?

    Your tutor will advise you of any additional costs at the start of the course.  Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.

    Entry Requirements

    What qualifications will I need?

    5 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths or for progressing students successful achievement of a level 2 vocational qualification.


    Next Steps

    This qualification is an excellent route into employment as an Early Years Educator working in a variety of settings; the course also provides you with UCAS points which allows you to progress to university to study courses such as Early Childhood Studies, Teaching and many more. 

    Apprenticeship Standard - Level 3 Childcare and Education.

    Higher Education

    Alternatively you may be able to progress onto the Early Years Foundation Degree at Brooklands College when you have gained experience in an early years setting.

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