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Early Years Educator Level 3

Online Early Years Course for Childcare Professionals


While the world is resting, at Apprenticeship Connect we’re bringing the nursery world together online. Now is the best time to train your practitioners with remote, online training which costs less than a monthly gym membership! We can help you support your existing practitioners to become highly skilled Early Years Educators from the comfort of their own homes with our online early years course for childcare professionals.

Even if your practitioners are furloughed, we can help you use their down time to your advantage and they can spend the time they are unable to work learning new skills directly related to their role, so your team can come back better than ever!

Just think of all the time you could be missing out on increasing the skills of your practitioners whilst they are staying home and have no work to do!


The online Early Years Educator Level 3 course provides your practitioners with the knowledge and skills required to become a certified childcare professional. Our course is expertly tailored to the job role of an early years educator and will teach your employees the skills required to ensure the children you support learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. The online early years course will teach your employees how to support children to develop numeracy and language skills and meets the care needs of children, including feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine. The Early Years Educator Level 3 course creates a concrete platform for professional development within the childcare sector.

This course is either 100% or 95% funded by the UK Government. Employers paying a 5% contribution fee are able to access flexible payment methods from just £36 per month!


All our tutors have an employment background in childcare and real-world exposure to the Early Years Educator job role requirements. As a business, we invest heavily in continuous professional development (CPD) and our tutors receive regular training to ensure we are continually improving our service. Our tutors are all certified, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked and quality checked to ensure your employees receive the very best training and support throughout their programme.


The Early Years Educator Level 3 course is delivered over 18 months. At the end of month 15, we allow a three-month period for learners to prepare for and sit their End Point Assessment.


In addition to the Early Years Educator Level 3 certificate, your employees will also gain two additional qualifications as part of their course:

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People’s Workforce  (Early Years Educator)
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

The British Safety Council Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid will teach practitioners a range of relevant topics including the role and responsibilities of a paediatric first aider, the assessment of an emergency situation, how to place a child in the recovery position, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), and the provision of first aid to children with external bleeding or a foreign body airway obstruction or to those suffering from burns and scalds, anaphylaxis or injuries to their bones. Your employees will also learn how to administer first aid to an infant or child with head and spinal injuries, to those with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose, and how to understand and complete records relating to illnesses, injuries and emergencies.

The Skillsfirst Level 3 Diploma for the Children & Young People’s Workforce  (Early Years Educator) will prepare your practioners to become an Early Years Educator, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years as a qualified and skilled practitioner. The level 3 diploma aims to guide and assess the development of their knowledge and skills relating to the early years workforce. Achieving this qualification confirms competence and will provide your employees with the required qualification for registration and regulatory requirements to be able to work in the childcare sector.

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