Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Educator Childcare

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

Take your childcare skills to the next level. Give your career prospects a real boost with training on the job to become a qualified nursery supervisor or manager. The early years qualification will help you progress your career, increase your earning capacity and open up a whole new world of exciting possibilities to you.

What Does This Qualification Cover?

You will study a wide range of units: these include 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 your practice and also the completion of assignments. You will be supported throughout the course by your assessor and also with the option of an online learning environment.

What Are The Requirements?

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

Do you want to take this course as part of an apprenticeship programme? See our Advanced Childcare Apprenticeship.

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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 of you 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 as your entry / first qualification in Early Years depending on your academic background which we can advise you 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

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

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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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