Course overview

Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator) Level 3 City of Bristol College

This part-time course takes place over 18 month and is for people who want to become early years educators. It will enable you to work with children from birth to five years and give you knowledge of children aged five to seven years old.

If you’re aged 19+ and this will be your first Level 3 course, it could be free for you under the government’s National Skills Fund (NSF) scheme. Get in touch to find out more.

Dates and applications

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Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator) Level 3 Ashley Down Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LBP1501B01-1-24-25
Dates
09/09/2024 - 18/12/2025
Duration
1 years
Days
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
3.75
Start Time
09:30
Location
Ashley Down Centre
Fee
You may be able to study for free, if you are aged 19+ and do not hold a full Level 3 qualification. Even if you do, you may be eligible to be fully funded for a 2nd depending on your home postcode. If you aren't eligible for a free course - the cost is £2882. You can apply for a loan to cover your fees. Please contact us to discuss your payment options or visit our financial support page.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LBP1501B01-1-24-25 09/09/2024 - 18/12/2025 1 years Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 3.75 09:30 Ashley Down Centre
You may be able to study for free, if you are aged 19+ and do not hold a full Level 3 qualification. Even if you do, you may be eligible to be fully funded for a 2nd depending on your home postcode. If you aren't eligible for a free course - the cost is £2882. You can apply for a loan to cover your fees. Please contact us to discuss your payment options or visit our financial support page.
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Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 19 and over who are interested in working in childcare or want to become an early years educator. This course is an ideal stepping stone towards achieving your ambition.

This course offers learners a great pathway into higher education.

What you'll learn

During this course, you will be able to develop your skills using a range of techniques both enhancing your knowledge and skills within the field of childcare. During your studies you can expect to complete units such as play, development and learning for school readiness, the health and wellbeing of children, professional development and legislation and professional practice.

Course entry requirements

GCSE Grade C/4 in English or L2 Functional Skills in English.

Preferably GCSE C/4 in Maths or L2 Functional Skills in Maths.

To be working or volunteering in an Early Years setting.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

During this course you will be asked to complete 350 hours of work experience in an early years setting.

You will be required to develop an ongoing portfolio of knowledge and skills and will be assessed in the workplace. In addition, you will be required to complete a longitudinal study alongside support from your setting.

Future career and study opportunities

After successfully completing this course you will hold a ‘licence to practice’ qualification meaning that you can work as a Level 3 Early Years Educator within Early Years.

You could become a room leader or manager, depending on the qualifications required from your setting. You could progress to Higher Education and study Early Years at degree level and beyond. 

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery. 

Alongside the course fee you may need to pay for a DBS check and course textbook.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

You may be able to receive an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees.

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