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Early Years Practitioner Level 3 Diploma

Programme Type: Full-time Course
Availability: Isle of Wight only
Early Years Educator

Is it for me?

This qualification is suitable for you if you have some experience of children’s learning and development, and want to be trained to a higher level.

Essential Information

Mainly at our Riverbank Campus in Newport, with work experience with a local employer, usually a school or a nursery.
Start Date
Entry Requirements
Learners must have already achieved an appropriate Level 2 qualification.
Course Length
September - July
Qualifications Achievable
  • Level 3 Diploma
  • Maths – GCSE or Functional Skills
  • English – GCSE or Functional Skills
Awarding Body


The BIIAB Level 3 Diploma in Children's Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) (QCF) is a qualification designed for you to show your competence to work as an Early Years Educators. This will enable you to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. Job roles that this qualification can lead to include: Nursery Worker, Nursery Supervisor, Early Years Practitioner, Pre-school Assistant and Childminder.
What would I do on this course?

The qualification is made up of mandatory and compulsory units. By completing the mandatory units, you will cover content relating to:

  • Understanding children’s early years education and development
  • Implementing early years foundation stage
  • Diversity, equality and inclusion in early years settings
  • Planning and providing effective teaching and learning in early years settings
  • Making accurate and productive use of assessment in early years settings
  • Developing effective and informed professional practice in early years settings
  • Promoting the health, safety and well-being of children in early years settings
  • Child protection and safeguarding
  • Partnership working in early years


The qualification contains competence and knowledge units. Competence units require learners to build a portfolio of evidence, which will demonstrate competence by various means including observation by an assessor.

Would I always be in the classroom?

The qualification is classroom based although we will also arrange work experience for you with a local employer to help give you a real insight to sector.

How do I get started?

Easy – just register your interest using our Contact Form, email us, or call our Riverbank Campus. This is a hugely popular course and places are limited, so don’t wait – contact us today!

What support will I get?

At HTP Apprenticeship College we will do everything we can to support you and to improve your life chances. In addition to providing support for your programme and qualifications, we want learners to feel that they are in a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes social, physical and moral development.

What advice and guidance can I expect to receive?

From the time you contact us, during training, and after you complete your programme, our experienced staff are on hand to provide you with the help and advice you need to achieve your career aspirations. More information about the Careers Programme we offer can be found on our Support Page or contact one of our Recruitment and Careers Advisors using our Contact Form or by calling 01983 533926.

Have more questions about the course?

Please contact us and one of the tutors will be able to help you.

What can I do after this course?

For careers advice and guidance, please get in touch and we will be happy to help.
Contact us now and get onto your career-starting Full-time Course

Newport Riverbank Campus: 01983 824930