What opportunities will this course give me?
The Level 3 Early Years Educator (EYE) work-based learner Diploma is designed for those interested in working as an Early Years Educator, Nursery Teaching Assistant, Nursery Nurse, Supervisor, or Child Minder.
It is appropriate for someone who is currently employed in or seeking employment in an early childhood childcare and education setting.
Early Childhood Educators deal with and care for children ranging in age from birth to 7 years. They play a critical role in ensuring that children get the best possible start in school. According to research, disadvantaged children are four months behind at age five, ten months behind at age eleven, and 19 months behind at age sixteen. As an Early Childhood specialist, you will personally contribute to closing the gap and improving the life prospects of the children with whom you work.
You will be issued the Level 3 Early Years Educator Diploma upon successful completion of your qualification. Learners will earn an EYE qualification that can be used to meet the EYFS level 3 child-to-staff ratio requirements.
We understand how critical it is to locate learners who are the right fit for your early childhood environment, that they receive ongoing support, and that you are kept informed of their development at all times. By enrolling at Eastleigh College, students can be confident that they will be supported every step of the way to ensure their success in both the programme and their profession.
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
Learners completing Early Childhood Educators learn how to:
Early childhood education and development should be supported and promoted.
Plan and deliver high-quality care, education, and learning that allows children to advance and prepares them for school.
Use assessment in a way that is both accurate and productive.
Create an efficient and well-informed practice.
Protect and promote children's health, safety, and well-being.
Learn to work in collaboration with key workers as well as other professionals in the field.
Why is this course for me?
A variety of teaching methods will be used 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.
Level 3 would suit you if you are currently working in a role where you are following the EYFS, carry out regular child observations and deliver planned activities for children under 5 years. This course is ideal if you want to learn how to promote childrens physical, emotional and social development.
What do I need to sign up?
There are no prerequisites for this qualification however, you will need to be in employment in the care industry.
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 +
For full details on fees, or for any other inquiries please contact email@example.com or call 023 8091 1000. If you would like to do the same course through the Apprenticeship route please search for the ''level 3 Early Years Educators apprenticeship standard'' on the college website.
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