Child Care Level 3 (Early Years Educator)

VTS is now recruiting for this exciting qualification that is aimed at people who wish to become Early Years Educators.

This course gives successful learners a licence to practice at a supervisory level.



What does the qualification cover?

The qualification covers the knowledge and skills which are essential to anyone working as an Early Years Educator.

The nine mandatory units cover the following topics:

Child Development
Professional Development
Safeguarding children
Diversity, equality and inclusion
Positive behaviour and transitions
Working in partnership
Promoting children’s speech, language and communication
Theories underpinning practise
Supporting childrens activities

The content of this City and Guilds qualification also meets the criteria set by the National College for Teaching and Leadership.

How long will it take to achieve?

The course is a two-year programme.

Initial Assessment and Induction

An initial assessment of each learner will be made before you start to identify:
Any specific training needs, Support and guidance you may need, any units you may have already completed, or credits you may have accumulated which are relevant to the qualification

What settings and roles can I work in?

As an Early Years Educator, you will be able to work with children in a range of settings, for example:

Early Years Educator
Nursery Nurse

What progression Opportunities are there?

Learners can progress into further education and training, for example onto the level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.

What are the costings and how do I enrol?

To check eligibility, contact us on 01702 353557 or email [email protected] for more details.

Under the Government’s Apprenticeship Reforms of 2017,  employers have to make a contribution to the cost of training . We’ll discuss and agree this before carrying out an Initial Assessment with each individual learner, which could lead to enrolment if this qualification is appropriate.


If you’re not eligible for government funding or decide the Apprenticeship route isn’t for you, you may be able to apply for  the 19 Learning Loan for this qualification at level 3 — please ask us for details or click here for more information.

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