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What opportunities will this course give me?

Successful completion of the course will 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.

What will I be learning?

Learners will be required to complete 350 recommended placement hours in an Early Years setting.

Future Career progression roles include: a practitioner in day nurseries, childminders, pre-school workers, practitioner in Nursery schools, practitioner in reception classes in primary schools.

To achieve the Early Years Educator Level 3 diploma, learners must study 23 mandatory units, structured around three themes:

• Theme 1: Health and well-being

• Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice

• Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness
• Safeguarding

Why is this course for me?

A variety of teaching methods will be using including whole class, group work, team work, pair work, discussions, exercises, and handouts.

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods, which could include written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or booklet, posters, charts or diagrams, or setting up an information board.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Each month you will have a 4 hour Master class in class at Eastleigh college, you will also have a weekly online sessions which will be followed by tasks. This online session will either be a live lesson, pre-recorded session or resources to engage with.

Please bring a pen, an A4 folder and notepad/paper to the first class.

There are no additional costs anticipated in respect of this course.

This course is part of the AEB government funding if you are 24 years +

Please bring a pen, an A4 folder and notepad/paper to the first class.

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10/5/2021 - Apply Now


Eastleigh College

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09:00 – 13:00



Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
EYN3 Eastleigh College 10/5/2021 Mon 09:00 – 13:00 78

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