Become an Early Years Educator

 Who requires this qualification?

The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) prepares 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.


Who can do this course

Learner must be at least 16 years old.

You are required to have GCSE English and maths A*-C Or Level 2 Maths and English functional skills

If you don't have this, you can study functional skills with us, alongside the EYE course.


What you will qualify with?

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

How you will be assessed?

The Qualification is gained from your coursework so there is no exam to complete.

To gain this qualification the learner will need to:

Ø Pass all units.

Ø Show competence in a real work environment.

Portfolios are assessed by your tutor.


How you will learn?

The course is 9-12 months long.

1-2 days a week of face to face learning.

To complete this course you need suitable placement for collecting your work-based evidence for the course assignments.


What you would learn?

The course has structured with units around three themes:

Ø Theme 1: Health and well-being

Ø Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice

Ø Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness


Career Prospects?

Learners can progress to the Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner or other higher level early years qualifications.

Learners can progress into various job roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors such as:

Ø Assistant in Children's Centres

Ø  Practitioner in nursery schools

Ø  Practitioner in reception classes in primary schools

Ø  Pre-school worker


Fees and funding

The cost of the course is £1,500, if you wish to pay upfront.

You can pay a deposit of £300 followed by interest-free monthly instalments.


Advanced Learner Loan

Or you can apply for an advanced learner loan to cover the cost of tuition, which you will only be required to repay once you are earning at least £27,000. Call us to find out if you are eligible.


Aeb Funding

Full Level 3 courses may be free for 19 year olds + who do not already have a full L3 or above qualification.


If you live in the Great London Authority and you are unemployed and earn less than £21,157.50 annual gross salary (before any deductions) and can evidence your salary with payslips, you may be eligible for low-income fee remission, depending on the course you are studying.

If you live outside the Greater London Authority area, the income threshold is £17,374.50.

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JFC Training College, 12-14 Wellington Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 6PE.


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