This course is specifically delivered for adult learners, wishing to study on a part time basis. The course is currently free to those without a level 3 qualification. It is designed for learners who work, or wish to work, with children from birth to 5 years old in a variety of settings. The qualification prepares learners for employment as Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. It develops the knowledge and skills required to work with children from birth to 5 years together with an understanding of the expected development of children aged 5 to 7 years. The qualification also provides opportunities for the confirmation of competence for learners working towards Early Years Educator status.
TQUK Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s Workforce (Early Years Educator)
On the successful completion of the Diploma students could progress to employment within an early years environment or apply for university courses in Early Years and Primary Teaching, HNC in Early Years, Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner apprenticeship or a Level 4 advanced practitioner qualification
Plan, lead and evaluate purposeful play activities to support children’s learning and development
Understand child development
Support the health, wellbeing and physical care needs of children in early years settings
Support positive behaviour in children
Support children with additional support needs
Achievement of the qualification requires a minimum of 350 hours of work experience.
Learners who have no previous experience of working with children are recommended to spend at least 400
hours in a real work environment. The real work environment must encompass the age range from birth to 5
Learners who are already working within the children’s workforce will be able to use their ongoing experience in
their work environment to enable them to achieve the skills and competences required.
All learning outcomes must be met to achieve a pass – there is no grading.
The qualification is assessed by internally set and marked assessments subject to external quality assurance.