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Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) Level 3 Technical Diploma at South Essex College

Course description

This course is ideal for those wishing to pursue a career in Early Years education or progress onto further studies.

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Course content

  • positive relationships
  • professional practice for 0-8 years
  • safeguarding children
  • positive environments
  • children’s learning and play
  • special needs
  • vocational work experience in a nursery, pre-school or school
  • maths and English

Entry requirements

  • four GCSEs at grade four/grade C or above, including maths and English, or
  • Childcare and Education Level 2 Certificate plus maths and English at grade four/grade C or above, or equivalent
  • two references showing suitability to work with children and an enhanced DBS disclosure
  • successful attendance at interview event


  • coursework, both in college and your work placement

Financial information

FREE to UK/EU under 19s not in employment

Future opportunities

  • higher education at university or college, including our BA (Hons) Early Years Education at University Centre Southend
  • you may seek employment in a nursery, as a nanny in a private home or as a children’s holiday representative

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 November 2018
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