Level 3 Early Years Educator

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Please be aware that course information details can change – always check our website for current programmes

Duration: One Academic Year
Location: Various – College Dependent
One day per week (to be confirmed by College)

The early years educator qualification is for those who achieved the Level 2 Teaching Assistant programme and wish to specialise in early years education. It provides a level of occupational competence needed to meet regulatory and registration requirements for the sector. This programme is coordinated and managed by 3 of our college partners:

  • Barnet &Southgate College in London
  • Kendal College in Cumbria
  • Runshaw College in Lancashire

You will be required to apply directly to the college you choose using the links below or by calling the college direct.*

What’s more, it’s fully funded so completely FREE!

Entry Requirements

  • Grade C (Grade 4) in Maths & English, or equivalent desirable
  • Self declaration to confirm DBS Check
  • Interview and application with College – see links below
  • Commitment to additional work outside class times required to complete the qualifications
  • You must have one of the following forms of ID:
    UK Passport, UK Driving Licence, UK Birth Certificate, EU ID card/
    passport or Residency Permit/documents

What will you Learn?

  • Understanding children’s early years education and development
  • Implementing early years foundation Stage
  • Planning & providing effective teaching and learning in early years settings
  • Understanding how to promote play and learning in the early years

What will you Gain?

  • Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) (QCF)

Get Enrolled, Qualified and Ready to Progress!

Please visit or call your chosen college for more detail:

  • Barnet Southgate College : T: 020 8266 4000

Course information: https://www.barnetsouthgate.ac.uk/childcare-education-and-teacher-training

  • Kendal College: T: 01539 814700

Course information https://kendal.ac.uk/courses/50614

  • Runshaw College : T: 01772 622677

Course information: https://www.runshaw.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/Early-Years-Educator-L3-Apprenticeship-A5-2023-3mmB.pdf


*Please be aware that the relevant College determines whether enrolment criteria is satisfactorily met – Cidori is unable to communicate regarding college specific enrolment matters.