Early years educator


The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.


Upon achievement of this qualification it is intended that learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators.




Upon achievement of this qualification learners will gain their licence to practise and it is intended that learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators. Learners can progress into various job roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors such as:

  • Assistant in Children’s Centres
  • Practitioner in nursery schools
  • Practitioner in reception classes in primary schools
  • Pre-school worker


With additional experience, an Early Years Educator can become the manager of an early years setting. Learners can also progress to the Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner or other higher-level early years qualifications.




Full funding may also be available if you are earning below the low-wage salary threshold, advance learner loans are also available. Please speak to us for further details.

START date

Thursday 29 April – 6PM – 8.30PM, Fortnightly


16 Months




Join our online information session for our Early Years Educator course.


The evening will consist of a presentation by the Programme Manager, followed by the opportunity to speak to the course tutors online, to discuss your professional development and to get an insight into the learning programme.


  • Monday 15 April, 6PM – 7PM


Please register your interest by sending your details to nsherwood@hartld.co.uk You will then be sent registration details and instructions on how to join us online.

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