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Diploma Early Years Workforce

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CACHE Diploma Early Years Workforce - Early Years Educator L3Available for Enquiries
CACHE Diploma Early Years Workforce - Early Years Educator L3 (Jan24)Available for Enquiries
CACHE Diploma Early Years Workforce - Early Years Educator L3Available for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Wakefield College
Level Level 3
Start Date September,January & April

2 years

Mode of Study Part-time
Awarding Body


Course Overview

Have you always wanted to work with young children but thought it was too late for a career change?

This 19+ course gives you the skills and knowledge required to be a fully qualified early years educator and enables you to work with children 0-7 years in a range of settings.

The qualification sets the standards that all early years practitioners must meet, to ensure you are skilled to support young children’s learning and development and able to meet each child’s individual need.

What You Will Study
  • Child development
  • Early years curriculum (EYFS)
  • Meeting children’s care needs
  • Observation, Assessment and Planning for children’s learning
  • Safeguarding children
  • Children’s additional needs
How you will Learn

You will be in college for four hours each week. You will need a placement two days per week working with children 0-5 years which will give you the practical skills required to complete the course successfully.

How You Will Be Assessed

Assessment will be through portfolio building, written assignments, projects, presentations and reflection (currently no exams).

Practical skills will be assessed through direct observation, feedback from setting staff and personal reflection.

You will also complete a mandatory longitudinal study of a child in your care.

Entry Requirements

GCSEs at Grade 4 or above in English and Maths or working towards this level (this may be studied alongside the course).

A passion for working with young children to support them to develop and learn.

As this course requires contact with young children all learners will be required to have an enhanced DBS; this also includes compliance with ‘Disqualification by Association’ requirements.

Attendance Expectations

Four hours per week in college and two days in an early year’s placement or appropriate workplace setting.

You will attend the College on a Wednesday 9.00am-1.15pm.

Fee Information

These fees relate to 2024/25:


Further Study

Learners who successfully complete this course may progress onto Higher Education courses at Wakefield College; including Early Years Foundation Degree (Level 4 and 5).

Other areas for further study may include; early years teaching qualification, children and young families degree, social studies degree, play work degree (depending on experience and meeting university entry requirements).

Course Groups (W) Professional Course
Course Groups (W) 19+ Loan
Subject Area (W) Childcare, Early Years & Childhood Studies
Client Group (W) 19+
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Information last amended: 07 June 2024 11:16

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