NCFE Level 3 National Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

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Course Specifics

Childhood Studies
Level 3
16-18 School Leavers
2 years
Interview Required:
Age 16-18 Cost:
No cost
Age 19 or Over:
Funding Assisted:
Yes - If it's your first full Level 3 and you're aged 19-23 your course is funded otherwise Advanced learner loans are available
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Course overview

Key modules on this course include:

  • Child Development
  • Play and Learning
  • Observation, Assessment and Planning
  • Working with Parents and Others in Early Years
  • Supporting Literacy and Numeracy Development

Who is this course for?

If you want to pursue a career in working with children this is a perfect course to equip you with the skills to work in various roles. A career in an early years setting will suit you if you are caring, responsible, patient, calm, efficient, energetic and creative.

Entry qualifications

You will need a range of C/4 or above GCSE grades including English Language and maths or a high grade Level 2 qualification in a related field.

What other experience will I gain?

Vital in the career your pursuing, you will learn the essential Health and Safety knowledge and practices used in Early Years settings. In addition to your core modules, Professional Practice sessions will help to develop your practical skills for working in an early years setting.

Where will this lead?

This course is the perfect pathway to University Level courses in a related subject, Higher Apprenticeships or employment in the industry.

What are my career options?
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