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Level 3 Early Years Educator

Course information

  • Study mode: Full Time
  • Duration: Level 3 Early Years Educator
  • Student type: School Leavers
  • Course code: E0262/101

Course Description

  • Study mode: Full Time
  • Duration: Level 3 Early Years Educator
  • Student type: School Leavers
  • Course code: E0262/101

This is a one year course, with learners having the opportunity to progress to a further year of study to enhance knowledge and skills, and would give you the opportunity to gain Early Year Educator status, and allow you to practise within the childcare industry. You will study child development, play and learning skills and reflective practice for the 0-8 year age bracket. As part of this course you will also have the opportunity to top up your maths and English skills if applicable for your studies.
Please note, the further year of study is optional to top up to a full diploma, the funding for this is treated separately and depending on your age you may have to pay tuition fees which can be funded by an Advanced Learner Loan.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs 9 - 4 (A*-C) including English and maths or a Level 2 in Early Years at merit end grade. You will also need a DBS Check.

Costs

Free to all 16-18 year olds. Funding may be available for 19-23 year olds. Advanced Learning Loans are available for further education courses at Level 3, 4 & 5. They operate like higher education loans with deferred payments until you earn over approximately £25,000 per year- information available at www.gov.uk
You have the option of taking out a loan or setting up a payment plan with the college that best suits your needs. Actual Cost is: £2882.00. All costs are subject to slight changes.

What next?

Once you have successfully completed the course, you could progress onto Lakes College’s Foundation Degree in Children, Young People and their Services, University or employment. Successful completion of qualifications within this area can open the doors to a career within nurseries, schools, learning support, play therapy and children’s social work.

Apply for this course

If you would like to apply online for this course, please click below and you’ll be taken to our application portal. If you need any guidance about your choices before applying, email admissions@lcwc.ac.uk or call 01946 839300.