Early Years Educator Level 3

Expected course duration

13 - 16 months

Early Years Educator Level 3

Course duration: 13 - 16 months

The Early Years Educator Level 3 apprenticeship is the perfect programme for practitioners looking to advance their careers and obtain their level 3 licence to practice certification.

As an early years educator, you’ll have a more senior role within your setting and will ensure young children in your care are learning and developing in a safe and healthy environment.

Course fees

Learners are not required to contribute towards the course cost in any way. Apprenticeship courses are paid for by the employer and/or the UK government.

Who is this course for?

- Early years educators
- Nursery nurses
- Childminders
- Nursery assistants
- Room leaders

Eligibility Criteria

- Meet apprenticeship funding eligibility criteria.
- Meet course suitability and initial assessment requirements in English and maths.
- To not already hold an early years qualification at level 3 or above.

Course details

Understand more about how our level 3 childcare apprenticeship is taught and what you can expect from our teaching…

During your level 3 childcare apprenticeship you’ll learn the required knowledge, skills and behaviours for you to become a qualified childcare professional. To achieve this you’ll cover a variety of topics that include: 

As you approach the end of your apprenticeship, we allow for a three-month period for you to prepare for and sit your End Point Assessment (EPA). For this apprenticeship standard, you will be assessed in the following ways:

To make our childcare apprenticeships as accessible as possible, all of our teaching is delivered online by our expert tutors. You’ll have access to our e-learning platform, Canvas, where you can access all of your lesson materials, additional resources and assignment submissions.

You’ll be supported by our team of expert tutors who have an employment background in childcare and can bring their experience to your education. 

Your role as an early years educator can be the next step in your long-term career in the childcare industry. There are a range of pathways available to you upon completion to allow you to continue to progress in your career, some of which include:

Course benefits

Hover over the icons below to learn more about the benefits available to you as an AC learner…

Achieve additional childcare qualifications

You will also achieve three additional accredited qualifications including the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce qualification, during your programme.

Develop a broad range of industry specific skills

You'll develop a comprehensive and diverse range of knowledge, skills, and behaviours to support you with the foundations for a long-term career.

Access to extracurricular courses

You'll have access to a comprehensive and ever-expanding collection of extracurricular courses designed to support your personal and professional development. 

Exclusive apprenticeship discounts

As an apprentice, you'll get exclusive apprenticeship discounts on hundreds of highstreet brands with a TOTUM apprentice card and a free Student Beans account. 

Early Years Educator Level 3

Course duration: 13 - 16 months

The Early Years Educator Level 3 apprenticeship is the perfect programme for practitioners looking to advance their careers and obtain their level 3 licence to practice certification.

As an early years educator, you’ll have a more senior role within your setting and will ensure young children in your care are learning and developing in a safe and healthy environment.

Course fees

Learners are not required to contribute towards the course cost in any way. Apprenticeship courses are paid for by the employer and/or the UK government.

Who is this course for?

- Early years educators
- Nursery nurses
- Childminders
- Nursery assistants
- Room leaders

Eligibility Criteria

- Meet apprenticeship funding eligibility criteria.
- Meet course suitability and initial assessment requirements in English and maths.
- To not already hold an early years qualification at level 3 or above.

Course details

Understand more about how our level 3 childcare apprenticeship is taught and what you can expect from our teaching…

During your apprenticeship you’ll learn the required knowledge, skills and behaviours for you to become a qualified childcare professional. To achieve this you’ll cover a variety of topics that include: 

As you approach the end of your apprenticeship, we allow for a three-month period for you to prepare for and sit your End Point Assessment (EPA). For this apprenticeship standard, you will be assessed in the following ways:

To make our apprenticeships as accessible as possible, all of our teaching is delivered online by our expert tutors. You’ll have access to our e-learning platform, Canvas, where you can access all of your lesson materials, additional resources and assignment submissions.

You’ll be supported by our team of expert tutors who have an employment background in childcare and can bring their experience to your education. 

Your role as an early years practitioner can be just the start of a long-term career in the childcare industry. There are a range of pathways available to you upon completion to allow you to continue to progress in your career, some of which include:

Course benefits

Hover over the icons below to learn more about the benefits available to you as an AC learner…

Achieve additional childcare qualifications

You will also achieve three additional accredited qualifications including the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce qualification during your programme.

Exclusive apprenticeship discounts

As an apprentice, you'll get exclusive apprenticeship discounts on hundreds of high street brands with a TOTUM apprentice card and a free Student Beans account.

Develop a broad range of industry specific skills

You'll develop a comprehensive and diverse range of knowledge, skills, and behaviours to support you with the foundations for a long-term career.

Access to extracurricular courses

You'll have access to a comprehensive and ever-expanding collection of extracurricular courses designed to support your personal and professional development. 

Course fees

Learners are not required to contribute towards the course cost in any way. Apprenticeship courses are paid for by the employer and/or the UK government.

Who is this course for?

Eligibility criteria

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