Level 3: Diploma for Children's Workforce (Early Years)
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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 

Course Affiliation 

TQUK Level 3 Diploma for Children's Workforce (Early Years)
(120 credits)
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