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Children and Young Peoples Workforce Early Years Educator at Guildford College

Course description

Learners interested in an Apprenticeship to study Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator) (Work Based) will be required to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of early years education and care, including that they can

  • support and promote children's early education and development
  • plan and provide effective care, teaching and learning that enables children to progress and prepares them for school
  • make accurate and productive use of assessment
  • develop effective and informed practice
  • safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare of children
  • work in partnership with the key person, colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals.


Course content

  • hild development
  • Professional development
  • Safeguarding children
  • Diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Positive behaviour and transitions
  • Working in partnerships
  • Promoting children's speech, language and communication
  • Theories underpinning practice
  • Supporting children's activities

Entry requirements

GCSE grade C or above in Maths/English Language or both.


Observation, written questions, oral questioning, witness statements, work products and discussion.

Functional Skills and GCSE- Exam

Future opportunities

  • Early Childhood Studies Foundation Degree 
  • Nursery Nurse, Nanny, Classroom Assistant, Pre-school Supervisor, Teaching Assistant, Family Support Worker

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Guildford College directly.

Last updated date: 17 June 2016
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