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Level 3 Diploma Early Years Workforce PT

This qualification is for learners aged 19+. It provides learners with an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school and college environments. It covers all aspects of specialist support, including: planning; delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher; bilingual support; special needs support; and personal development and reflective practice.

This qualification aims to:
– focus on the study of the supporting teaching and learning
– offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge
– provide opportunities to acquire a number of practical and technical skills.

As learners need to show competence in both skills and knowledge, they
will need to be working or be on a practical placement during the duration of
the taught programme of study in a learning environment. At Diploma level learners undertake a total of 200 hours placement in a real work environment.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 3

  • Duration

    This is a part time course over one year. Students are required to attend class for 2 hours per week in addition to work placement. Much of the coursework will therefore be completed independently away from the class environment.

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Units covered in the level 3 diploma:

– Schools and colleges as organisations
– Support health and safety in a learning environment
– Understand how to safeguard children and young people
– Develop professional relationships with children, young people and adults
– Understand how children and young people develop
– Support positive behaviour in children and young people
– Support children and young people during learning activities
– Support English and maths skills
– Support the use of ICT in the learning environment
– Support assessment for learning
– Engage in personal and professional development
– Support children and young people’s speech, language and communication
– Understand how to support bilingual learners
– Understand how to support learning of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities
– Support children and young people during transitions
– Support the role of play, leisure and extra-curricular activities for children and young people

Upon completion of the level 3 diploma learners can progress onto a foundation degree or specialist roles within the workforce.

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


We do not currently have fee information available for this course. Please contact us for further information.


Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.

Apply online Make an enquiry Call 01724 281 111

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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