Early Years Educator

The aim of this qualification is to prepare learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.
Upon achievement of this qualification it is intended that learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators.

This qualification prepares learners to work with children between birth and 5 years with knowledge of children up to 7 years.

This course is broken down into 3 themes as seen in the modules section.

Start Date: Ongoing Enrolment

Location: Alt Valley Skills Centre


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

entry requirements

Learners must be aged 16 or over.


18-24 Months


Health & Well-being (theme 1)

  • Support healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition
  • Support healthy lifestyles for children through exercise

Legislation, frameworks and professional practice (theme 2)

  • Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
  • Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children

Play, development and learning for school readiness (theme 3)

  • Understand the value of play in Early Years
  • Develop children’s cognitive skills
  • Promote children’s speech, language and communication
  • Support children with additional needs
  • Use observation, assessment and planning to promote the development of children
  • Use longitudinal studies to observe, assess and plan for children’s needs

Personal Development (theme 4)

Progression/Career Pathways

Job roles include:

  • Practitioner in day nurseries
  • Practitioner in Nursery schools
  • Practitioner in reception classes in primary schools
  • Pre-school worker.

Interested in this course?

To apply, click the below link and fill out an application form

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