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.
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.
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