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NCFE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce Work Based learning.

  • LEVEL 3
Childcare Course

Course Overview

Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce work-based course is delivered entirely in the workplace between 12 months to two years depending on experience.

Learners must be working with children under five years of age and will work closely with assessor to cover the themes: Health and well-being, Legislation, frameworks, and professional practice. Play, development and learning for school readiness.

Learners will complete a mandatory assessment task for a Longitudinal study to observe, assess and plan for children’s needs.

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Entry Requirements

Full-time or part time employment within the Early Years Sector to give a minimum of 10 hours of practice a week

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Course information

Between 12 -24 months depending on experience

There are 23 mandatory units in this qualification, and it will be internally assessed using a range of methods, which will include practical observation, professional discussion, written assignments, or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet. The assessor will support learner in the workplace with knowledge, skills, and behaviours

Level 3 NCFE Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

Upon achievement of this qualification, it is intended that learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators. Learners can progress into various job roles in the statutory, voluntary, or private sectors such as practitioner in day nurseries, practitioner in nursery school’s practitioner in reception classes in primary schools, pre-school worker and home-based child carer.

Level 3