Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

Key Information

Course Full Name: Pearson’s Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education (Early Years Educator)

Qualification Number: 601/2963/3
Level: 3
Credits: 64
Guided Learning Hours: 331
Total Qualification Time: 640
Mode of Study: Part-time
Fees: £2500

Course Information
This work-based qualification is aimed at learners who are working or want to work with children in an Early Year’s settings in England only. It could lead to employment as an early years educator, childminder or nursery nurse. It allows learners to demonstrate competence as an Early Years Educator, Childminder or Nursery Nurse. To gain this qualification, learners must achieve a total of 64 credits from all 23 mandatory units:

• Unit 01 Understanding Children’s Early Years Education and Development
• Unit 02 Implementing Early Years Foundation Stage
• Unit 03 Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in an Early Years Setting
• Unit 04 Plan and Provide Effective Teaching and Learning in an Early Years Setting
• Unit 05 Make Accurate and Productive Use of Assessment in an Early Years Settings
• Unit 06 Develop an Effective and Informed Professional Practice in an Early Years Settings
• Unit 07 Promote the Health, Safety and Well-being of Children in an Early Years Settings
• Unit 08 Child Protection and Safeguarding
• Unit 09 Partnership Working in Early Years
• Unit 10 Understanding How to Promote Play and Learning in the Early Years
• Unit 11 Support Children’s Outdoor Play
• Unit 12 Understand How to Work With Children in Home-Based Care
• Unit 13 Managing a Home-Based Childcare Business
• Unit 14 Lead and Manage a Community-Based Early Years Setting
• Unit 15 Coordinate Special Educational Needs Provision
• Unit 16 Understand the Needs of Children Who Are Vulnerable and Experiencing Poverty and Disadvantage
• Unit 17 Support Disabled Children and Children with Specific Requirements
• Unit 18 Support the Use of Medication
• Unit 19 Support Children at Meal or Snack Times
• Unit 20 Care for the Physical and Nutritional Needs of Babies and Young Children
• Unit 21 Support the Development of Positive Behaviour in Children
• Unit 22 Contribute to Effective Team Working in Health and Social Care or Children’s Settings
• Unit 23 Working Within a Social Pedagogic Framework With Children

Entry Requirement
Learners must have achieved a Grade C or above in GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics.

Course Delivery
This qualification is assessed using an externally verified Portfolio of Evidence that consists of evidence gathered during the learner’s work. All units that assess competence MUST be assessed in the workplace. To achieve a pass for the qualification, the learner must earn all the required units in the stated qualification structure. To pass each unit the learner must prove that the evidence is their own. The learner must have an assessment record that identifies the assessment criteria they have met, and students should reference it to the evidence provided. The assessment record should include details of the type of evidence and the assessment date. The unit specification or suitable centre documentation can be used to form an assessment record.

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“The lecturers were very supportive. Any topic we had problems with was thoroughly explained to us and they made sure that we understood it. Their encouragement helped us to achieve our goals. The classes really fits in with my career. This course really helped me to advance in my career.” – MARILYN MAHOI


The experience at Abis Resources was amazing and I loved the way the staff treated me during my training.” – ALEXANDRA COSTEA 


“I really enjoyed my experience at Abis and it will be happily remembered. I will recommend all my associates because I had a great experience.

Thank you Abis.” – RUMANA BEGUM  


“Abis was a great experience. I was able to learn the theory aspect of my work in a comfortable, clean and safe environment. The tutor and the staff were  fantastic and really helped me and made learning easier.” – AVA MARIA ALVES PEREIRIA