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Early Years Extended Diploma Level 3 at East Sussex College

Course description

You will study a range of units which give you the underpinning knowledge and understanding of the role of the early Years Practitioner.There are nine units in year 1 which include Planning for Professional Development, Child Development, Effective use of observation and assessment, Safeguarding, Children’s Health and Safety, Promoting Children’s Health Theories which underpin Early Years Practice, Positive Behaviour, Working in Partnership Speech, language and Communication and Supporting Children’s activities and play.You also have to undertake a minimum of 380 hours on placement over the year which you will link to your class based studies.

Entry requirements

You will need to meet our standard entry requirements.

There are no subject specific entry criteria for this course.


You will be assessed through a range of methods. There are two case studies, a synoptic assessment and a written up longitudinal study.

Future opportunities

There are three possible routes to follow o completion - you could progress onto year 2 which gives you License to practice. You could progress onto an apprenticeship at either level 2 or level 3 depending on your job role or you could progress from year 2 onto University/HE

Further information

This is a trail blazing programme which is employer and university endorsed

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 25 June 2018
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