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Level 3 Early Years Workforce - Part-time

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Course outline

There are three pathways (to meet a variety of roles and responsibilities) in Childcare, Health, Educational or Integrated Services Settings

  • Early Learning and Childcare
  • Social Care
  • Learning and Development


  • Promote communication
  • Engage in personal development
  • Promote equality and inclusion
  • Duty of care
  • Child and young person development
  • Promote child and young person development
  • Safeguarding
  • Support health & safety
  • Develop positive relationships
  • Working together
  • Understand how to support positive outcomes

Optional Pathways:  

Early Years

  • Context and principles
  • Promote learning and development
  • Promote children's welfare
  • Professional practice
  • Support speech, language and communication

Social Care

  • Assessment and planning
  • Promote wellbeing and resilience
  • Professional practice

Learning and Development

  • Support to achieve their educational potential
  • Support to make positive changes
  • Professional practice


  • Work with babies
  • Lead and manage a community based early years setting
  • Promote creativity and creative learning, physical activity and movement skills
  • Co-ordinate special education needs provisions, support disabled children
  • Practise as a foster carer
  • Support use of medication
  • Improving the attendance in statutory education, achieve learning potential
  • Promote positive behaviour and positive practice
  • Support in their own home
  • Work in a residential care setting
  • Support individuals with mental health problems
  • Work with parents
  • Support in sexual health, pregnancy, interviewing skills
  • Mentoring

To achieve the full qualification students must attain a minimum of 65 credits in total which comprise of:

  • All of the mandatory units (27 credits)
  • A further 38 credits must be achieved from the relevant pathway combinations in the Optional Groups

Units will be discussed with assessor and selected for the appropriate job role.

Next steps

Contact New College Nottingham on (0115) 9100 100 for an application form or apply online here.

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Location Date(s) Course code Fees / reductions


Pelham Avenue, Nottingham NG5 1AL


04 September 2017 - 28 June 2018

Course code:


Fees / reductions:

Full fee: £2882

Fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits.


Level 3 Early Years Workforce


1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You must have ALL of the following:

  • Aged 19 years and above
  • Level 2 Adult Numeracy and Literacy or English and maths GCSE at grade D or above
  • Have lived in the UK for the past three years
  • You are required to attend placements for two days per week with children aged 0-5 and have the opportunity to attend college on Thursday mornings
Teaching & assessment
  • An approved assessor will visit candidates in the workplace to provide training and assess practical work.
  • Candidates will build a portfolio written/electronic of evidence to show knowledge and understanding, occupational competence and skills development.
  • Test assessments will be undertaken for English and Maths
  • Foundation Degree in Early Years   
  • Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care and Children & Young People's Services
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