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Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce

Course Information 

Qualification Number: 601/6424/4

Qualification Purpose

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 qualification 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 required 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 qualification also provides opportunities for the confirmation of competence for learners working towards Early Years Educator status.

Entry Requirements

  • The qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.

  • There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level two in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

  • There is not a requirement for learners to have GCSE grades A*–C in English and maths prior to commencing this qualification however learners should be aware that this is required to attain Early Years Educator status

  • It is not essential for learners to be in employment to undertake this qualification but they must have access to a suitable workplace to be able to meet the work experience requirements.

 

Progression

Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as:

  • TQUK Level 4 Diploma in Leadership and Management

  • TQUK Level 5 Award in Leadership and Management

  • TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care

  • Foundation Degree in Early Years or Early Years Care and Education

 

Successful learners can apply for job roles such as:

• Assistant in Children’s Centres

• Practitioner in nursery schools or receptions

• Pre-school worker

 

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