Course Details

Children and Young People's Workforce Apprenticeship: Early Years Educator, Level 3 Diploma (NVQ)

Course overview

National Vocational Qualifications are one of the most popular qualifications within industry as they are delivered during working hours and demonstrate competency within a job role. These qualifications are based on national occupational standards, which are statements of performance that describe what competent people in a particular occupation are expected to be able to do. They cover all the main aspect of a specified occupation, including current best practice and are ideal for addressing skills gaps as well as identifying competence.

To achieve the full qualification, candidates must attain a minimum of 64 credits in total, comprising all the mandatory units listed.

Mandatory Units

• Developing effective study skills
• Promote partnership working with parents
• Model, promote and support positive behavior with children
• Principles of safeguarding policies and procedures in early years sector
• Promoting diversity, equality and inclusion in early years sector
• Working in partnership with colleagues and other professionals in early years settings
• Plan and implement activities, play opportunities and educational programmes in an early
years setting
• Promoting children’s health and welfare in an early years setting
• Promoting the health and safety of children
• Promote children’s speech, language and communication development
• Support organizational requirements for recording, storing and disclosing information and
providing reports in an early years setting
• Supporting Children’s creative and imaginative play and experiences
• Supporting children experiencing transitions and significant events in the early years
• Continuous professional development using reflective practice in the early years sector
• Theories which underpin practice in the early years sector
• Child development from conception to 7 years
• Observation and assessment in the early years sector

Entry requirements

To be working a minimum of 10 hours per week in a appropriate vocational role which will enable you to gather the evidence for your qualification

How will I be assessed?

Assessment for this qualification will be via direct observation in the working environment.  Knowledge will also be assessed via assignments or a portfolio of evidence.  Some of the evidence used in portfolios will include; witness testimonies, professional discussion and the learners' own plans and written records. City & Guilds are the awarding body.

What can I do next

Upon completing this qualification a review will take place with yourself and your employer to discuss progression opportunties which may lead to further study.