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Diploma for the Early Years Workforce EYE

In order to work in the early years sector as a supervisor, a staff member must have a minimum of a Level 3 qualification. This is the perfect course to undertake to gain this essential qualification as it will give you the opportunity to demonstrate competence as an Early Years Educator, Child minder or Nursery Nurse, and develop knowledge and skills related to the specified job roles in early years education.

This as a part-time, adult learner-friendly Diploma in Children’s Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) (QCF). The qualification is supported by The National College for Teaching & Leadership (NCTL) and meets the NCTL Early Years Educator (Level 3) qualifications criteria.

The course combines both knowledge (through written work) and competence (through work placements) which will then be used as evidence to build a portfolio covering the whole qualification.

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Sep 2024 : North Devon : Part-time
Course Code : PTB198L
Level : Level 3
Duration : 2 Years

Cost : * Total Fee £2882

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The course will be assessed by written assessments, observations carried out by the assessor, witness testimonies and reflective accounts.

Entry Requirements

Student wishing to enrol on the stand alone qualification (not apprenticeship) will be considered on individual merit however for employment purposes it is important to have gained a GCSE grade C/4 or functional skill level 2 qualification in English and Maths.


This could lead to a Level 3 Early Years Practitioner and Supervisor course or childminding.


Q: Is there any funding available to help pay for my course?

A: Many of our courses are free to attend (subject to eligibility). We will carry out a fee assessment when you enrolment to establish if you meet this criteria.

As this course requires you to undertake work placements with children and/or vulnerable adults, a DBS check is required.

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Starting Date : 11/09/2024
Course Code : PTB198L North Devon Campus Apply

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