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Pearson Level 3 for the Early Years Educator


The Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) is for people who work in, or want to work with children in Early Years settings in England only. It gives learners the opportunity to:

  • demonstrate competence as an Early Years Educator, Childminder or Nursery Nurse
  • develop knowledge and skills related to the specified job roles in early years education
  • have existing skills recognised
  • achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification
  • develop their own personal growth and engagement in learning

Entry Requirements

  • Maths and English GCSE (or equivalent) graded C/4 or above are preferable
  • You must already hold a Level 2 qualification in childcare and have work experience in a nursery or other childcare settings

Method of Assessment

Qualifications are delivered in the workplace. You will be allocated a personal Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator and will be given access to our on-line study area where you will find all your learning materials. Your Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator will provide you with personal tutorial support and assessment at pre-arranged times. Assessment is through a variety of methods including observations in the workplace, witness testimonies, product evidence, professional discussions, assignments and project/case studies. All evidence will be logged to your electronic portfolio of evidence.

Progression Routes

Achievement of this qualification will enable learners to access higher level jobs within the sector, e.g. Nursery Supervisor, Nursery Manager, Pre-school Manager/Co-ordinator, etc.  There is also opportunity to go on to further study at higher levels, particularly working towards Team Leading and Management.