Level 3 Children and Young People’s Workforce (Early Years Educator) (RQF)

Enhance your knowledge to give back more to children

If you are currently working in a role where you carry out regular child observations and deliver planned activities for children under 5 years. This course is ideal if you want to learn how to promote a child’s physical, emotional and social development.

Important information – please read Apprenticeship Standards are here!

Did you know…?

The way everyone does apprenticeships is changing from ‘Framework’ to ‘Standards’… and now, all employers must be registered on what’s called the Government Gateway to be able to get funds to pay for your training course.

Why are Standards replacing Framework?

  • Standards are replacing Framework across all apprenticeships – a requirement from both ESFA and Ofsted – and affects all training providers.
  • The main purpose is to place greater importance on the teaching and learning time between you, the apprentice, and your tutor – and to involve your employer much more too.
Level 3 would suit you if you are currently working in a role where you are following the EYFS, carry out regular child observations and deliver planned activities for children under 5 years. This course is ideal if you want to learn how to promote children’s physical, emotional and social development.
There are a number of reasons why you should consider using Parenta for your childcare training course!

  • There are no student loans!
  • You don’t pay for tuition fees.
  • There are no classes to attend.
  • You will have your own tutor who will support you.

About The Course

What is involved? 

The EYE qualification comprises 13 mandatory units, making a total of 61 credits. For each unit, you will need to demonstrate the knowledge, understanding and practical skills. You need to complete all 13 units to achieve your qualification. Please note, for Maths and English, you need either GCSEs or Functional Skills Level 2 to practise as an Early Years Educator, and be included in ratios.



How Long? 

As with anything worthwhile, this course requires you to dedicate some of your time to it. This will be up to 18 months in total, but afterwards, you’ll have the fantastic feeling of becoming a professionally recognised Early Years Educator and set yourself up for a rewarding career. You will be assigned your own tutor to support you throughout your qualification, however you will be required to do some independent learning. You should set aside up to 10 hours a week to work towards your Level 3. You may prefer to split this time up into a few evenings a week and some time at the weekend, but it’s entirely up to you.

Do I Need To Attend Classes?

Great news – there are no classes to attend at a college, but you will be required to attend virtual teaching and learning sessions that we provide. You will have regular contact with your Parenta tutor either remotely or face to face to observe you at work and check you’re fulfilling the course requirements. Your tutor will set you course work to complete on OneFile our e-learning platform and will agree submission timings with you. It is important that you meet your submission deadlines to ensure you complete your qualification on time.

As part of your Level 3 childcare course, you’ll benefit from phone and email support from your Parenta tutor if there’s anything at all that you need help with.

We Believe in Education

We believe in accessible childcare for everyone, at every level, and we’re here to make it easier for you. 

Whether it’s helping you to find a position within a childcare setting, preparing for an interview and starting your training programme, or climbing that career ladder, taking on that room leader or management position, we’re here for you!

With our childcare training courses, you don’t have to go to college and there are no classes to attend. You’ll also have the full support of a personal tutor whilst you train. 

Level 3 Childcare Course Booklet

For more information about the Level 3 Childcare Diploma, have a look through our brochure.

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