Early Years Educator Level 3 Diploma


• You should be at least 16 years old.
• You will need a DBS clearance.
• You must have attended an Advice and Guidance session.

The NCFE CACHE 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.

Upon achievement of this qualification, it is intended that learners will be able to enter the workforce as an Early Years Educator.

Placements are required for achievement of this qualification. A minimum of 350 placement hours in an Early Years setting is required. You will need to be working with children across the age bands of 0-5.


Course Length
Approximately 2 Years

There will be monthly taught sessions whereyou will be provided with the underpinning knowledge. You will receive regular individual tutorials with your tutor.

You also need to volunteer in an Early Years Setting for a minimum of 1 day every week.

You could progress onto:

• Level 4 Advanced Practitioner
• Foundation Degree in Education and Care or Leadership qualifications.

You may also like to consider our Distance Learning courses.

Course Start Date(s)

September 2021

Course Length

2 years

Course Price

Full Fee

Discounted Fee

Full Concession

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