Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Educator Childcare

The Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Educator Childcare provides your team with the required knowledge and skills to work within early years settings.

Help your team take their childcare skills to the next level. Give their skills a real boost with training on the job to become a qualified nursery supervisor or manager. The Early Years qualification can help progress a career, increase earning capacity and open up a whole new world of exciting possibilities.

What Does This Qualification Cover?

This qualification covers a wide range of units including, supporting healthy lifestyles, promoting children’s emotional wellbeing, understanding the value of play and working in partnership with others.

The course consists of an assessment of their practice and also the completion of assignments. Anyone taking this course will be supported throughout by their assessor and also with the option of an online learning environment.

What Are The Requirements?

To undertake this course your team members will need to be working in a childcare setting and either be working on their own or supervising others. They will be placed in a position where they will be able to demonstrate their prior experience in this sector and can demonstrate the competencies required at this level.

Is your team interested in taking this course as part of an apprenticeship programme? See our Level 3 Childcare Apprenticeship.

The completion of the Level 3 allows the progression onto Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for the Early Years Senior Practioner after having gained further experience.

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Course information:

Awarding body:
Course duration:
Approximately 24 months
Course location:
The course is delivered across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for those working in a childcare setting at level 2 who may wish to progress to a more senior or supervisory role. This course can also be completed upon entry / first qualification in Early Years depending on the academic background which we can advise on.

Key facts:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Educator Childcare
  • Eligible for payment through the Advanced Learner Loan
  • If you do not currently have A-C or 4-9 at GCSE English and Maths or a Function Skills equivalent then you will be required to complete these
  • Why not offer this as an apprenticeship?
  • Available to be paid privately

Ready to apply?

To apply or find out more information about the Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Educator Childcare – For Your Team course, please complete the form below, or call us on 01202 551553

Any questions?

What makes Aspire different?


Apprenticeships provide a fantastic opportunity to combine the achievement in gaining a qualification with on-the-job training, enabling you to learn while you earn. By placing you with an employer, we offer the training and mentorship you need.

Short Courses

Aspire Training Team offer a range of training courses across the business and care sector. You can be assured you will be provided with the right skills to progress your career or assistance with training your workforce.


From childcare & early years to business administration and team leading and management, there is something for everyone. We also provide study programmes for 16-18 years olds, courses in first aid, assessor training and much more.

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