Education and Care Level 3

Entry Requirements:

Five GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including Maths and English at grade 4.

Why Should You Take This Course?

The purpose of the Level 3 Technical Qualification is to ensure students have the knowledge and skills needed to progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training relevant to the T Level.

Course Content
You will complete 750 hours of work placement in a variety of settings to demonstrate your skills and competency with children. The theory work will consist of a ‘core’ set of underpinning knowledge, concepts and skills. You will also gain specialist training covering occupational or industry-specific skills. Example topics we will include…

  • Play, development and early education
  • Working in partnership
  • Safeguarding
  • Health and safety
  • Play and education
  • Play and development in early education

How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed in a variety of ways including essays, direct observations at work placements, portfolio building and through an externally-set test and an employer-set project.

Are there any special expenses?
There will be a cost to travel to work placement, plus a DBS check and uniform (needed for work placement).

What could I do next?
You will learn the skills and qualities needed to work with children and build a portfolio of evidence to support your transition to higher education or employment. The course gives you a license to practice so you could work in a variety of roles including an Early Years Practitioner, Nanny, Teaching Assistant or an Individual Needs Assistant. You can also go on to higher education to study a variety of subject including Primary Education to become a Primary School Teacher.

Equivalent to 3 A Levels


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