The aim of this qualfication is to provide learners with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of babies and young children from birth to 7 years of age with applied knowledge in the early years, 0 - 5 years.  The qualification content meets the Department for Education's (DfE) Level 3 full and relevant criteria for a Level 3 Early Years Practitioner.  Upon successful completion of this qualfication learners can enter the workforce as a qualified Level 3 Early Years Practitioner.

This qualification allows a learner to count towards the Level 3 ratio as a qualified Level 3 Early Years Practitioner across the Early Years workforce

Learners my work under supervision in a variety of roles such as:

- Senior Nursery Practitioner/Manager (when experience has been gained)

- Classroom Assistant

- Pre-school Deputy/Room Leader/Manager

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

On successful completion of the Level 3 EYE Diploma, there may be the opportunity to progress onto the Fda Early Years Services (University of Wolverhampton) degree course and then onto the (BA Hons) Early Childhood Studies (Top up) at the college - please see the college website for further details.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

You must be at least 19 years of age.

Learners must be working or volunteering towards a Level 3 job role within an appropriate Early Years setting for a minimum of 15 hours per week.  It is a requirement that  Level 2 Maths and English qualification is achieved prior to starting the Level 3 course, due to the course content and level.


 

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 19+ (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
HAN3PD0196 06/09/2021 N/A £0.00 £2882.00
There is an Advanced Learner Loan available for this course.

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Course content

Course Content 

Students will be required to attend college on a weekly basis and are taught the theory behind a range of topics, such as Safeguarding, Play, Equality and Diversity etc.  We use an e-portfolio system called Onefile, which can be accessed on any suitable electronic device using your personal secure login.  Assignments are set to ensure you have the in-depth knowledge and understanding for the subjects taught, linking your own practical experience to knowledge throughout the course.  You will also be assessed in the workplace and be required to submit a range of additional workplace evidence.

 

More info

Start Day/Time 

As required throughout the year. Fortnightly for the first 6 weeks and monthly thereafter.

Duration 

24 Months

Attendance 

Part-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

CACHE Level 3

Awarding Body 

CACHE

Curriculum Area 

Applied Science, Care and Foundation Studies - Childcare and Health & Social Care

More about the course 

For further details about the course please contact Karen Sanders on sandersk@bpc.ac.uk or telephone  01202 205207

Duration 

24 Months

Attendance 

Part-time

Level 

Level 3

Qualification Name 

CACHE Level 3

Awarding Body 

CACHE