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Early Years

Educator (Level 3)

Start: Ongoing enrolment

Location: Alt Valley Skills Centre

Duration: 18-24 Months

Course Details

The aim of this qualification is to prepare learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.
Upon achievement of this qualification it is intended that learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators.

This qualification prepares learners to work with children between birth and 5 years with knowledge of children up to 7 years.

This course is broken down into 3 themes as seen in the modules section.


Play, development and learning for school readiness (theme 3)

  • Understand the value of play in Early Years

  • Develop children’s cognitive skills

  • Promote children’s speech, language and communication

  • Support children with additional needs

  • Use observation, assessment and planning to promote the development of children

  • Use longitudinal studies to observe, assess and plan for children’s needs

Personal Development (theme 4)

Health & Well-being (theme 1)

  • Support healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition

  • Support healthy lifestyles for children through exercise

Legislation, frameworks and professional practice (theme 2)

  • Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children

  • Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children

Progression/Career Paths

Job roles include:

  • Practitioner in day nurseries

  • Practitioner in Nursery schools

  • Practitioner in reception classes in primary schools

  • Pre-school worker.


NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

Entry Requirements

Learners must be aged 16 or over.


This course will take approximately



  • Does it matter where I live?
    Students can live anywhere in Liverpool to enrol on this course.
  • Is there funding for this course? What about tuition fees?
  • What happens if i wish to leave the course early?
  • How can i find more information about this course?
    Please feel free to contact the Alt Valley Communiversity on 0151 546 5514 and have your call directed to the education team, who will answer any questions you might have.
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