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Part-time Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner

Course Name 
Part-time Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years PractitionerAvailable for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Workplace
Level Level 3
Start Date Roll on off programme. We enrol all year round at a time to suit you.
Duration 18 months
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body City and Guilds
Offering Code DPL3EYP4A000
Course Overview This course is for people who work with young children in early years settings. This maybe in a nursery, or school Foundation Unit, or as a Childminder for example.
What you will Study • You will look at keeping children safe and well • Inclusion and Equality • Child development and Behaviour in detail, and how to help children progress in all areas. To do this you will study the EYFS, Theorists and demonstrate how you put this in to practice • You will learn about team work, working alongside other professionals and parents • You will continuously reflect on your practice and personal development
How you will Learn Your course is organised on an individual basis. You will plan your work with your assessor who will support you to achieve. You will be set regular deadlines and will receive feedback and support on a regular basis.
How you will be Assessed

Your assessor will set you deadlines for your written tasks which are then assessed. There are also assessments of your performance in your workplace.

You are expected to meet at regular intervals with your assessor.

Entry Requirements You need to be working in a childcare setting. A requirement of the course is to have obtained a minimum level 2 functional skills in maths and English by the time you complete.
Attendance Expectations You will normally meet with your assessor once a month.
Fee Information

These fees relate to 2023/24

Course costs for students aged 19 or over - £3,600.00 *There is an additional charge of £167 per month for every month over the 18 month enrolment*

If you are 19 or over and do not already have a level 3 qualification or higher, you may be able to access a free level 3 qualification with us.

If you earn below the National Living Wage (less than £19,305 annually) or are unemployed, from April you may also be able to access these qualifications for free.

If you are not eligible for a free L3 course, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available to cover your course fees

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789283.

You can also get more details by going to:

Different fees apply to international/overseas students.

Financial Support Information

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789283.

You can also get more details about the loan by going to:

Further Study The next stage could be a Foundation Degree.
Career Opportunities This is the most current Early Years Qualification and will be the most appropriate for childcare settings.
How to Apply

Please complete a part-time application form.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111

For Further Details

Please contact the Business Development team on 01924 789715.

If you require an application form please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

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Course Groups (W) Vocational Course
Subject Area (W) Childcare, Early Years & Childhood Studies
Client Group (W) 19+
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Information last amended: 21 September 2023 11:17

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