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Early Years Health Social Care

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What's Involved

This professional qualification is studied full-time and over the two years forms the full Early Years Educator qualification.
The Certificate, studied in the first year, is comprised of seven mandatory units, which cover the following key subject areas:

  • Child development from conception to 7 years
  • Children’s health and well-being
  • Providing safe environments for children
  • Play and learning
  • Children’s additional needs
  • Observation, assessment and planning

Completion of this qualification will equip you with knowledge, understanding and skills across a range of key subject areas, for example: the stages and sequences of child development, children’s needs in relation to emotional and physical well-being, the role of the early years practitioner in maintaining a healthy and safe environment for children, safeguarding children and child protection, theoretical approaches to play and learning, the role of play in relation to children’s learning and development, working in partnership to meet children’s additional needs, child observation and assessment. This qualification requires the use of techniques for evaluation, analysis and reflection.

Completion of the qualification is achieved through a mixture of classroom-based learning and experience in a Real Work Environment. All students complete a mandatory work placement each alternate week for which they are also assessed three times during the year. There is a placement co-ordinator who allocates placements in schools and nurseries. 

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs grade 9 – 4, including English Language and Maths, Satisfactory interview and Satisfactory DBS (formerly CRB) check.

Where will it take me?

Students need to progress in the second year onto the Level 3 Technical Diploma in order to have a full qualification which will allow them to work as an early years practitioner in schools, day nurseries and play groups. Students who complete the Diploma may also progress to Higher Education courses such as Primary Teaching, Childhood Studies or Paediatric Nursing.

Course Assessment Method

You will have one assignment per unit plus an external marked exam. You will complete three assessments in the workplace and will need to be signed off against all performance criteria.

Where and When

Childcare and Education Level 3 Diploma

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Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year. Additional miscellaneous fees may be applicable.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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