What you'll learn

The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce is aimed at those with a job and studying part-time. It is also suitable for volunteers who aspire to be working in the role. It will prepare you to become an Early Years Educator and enable you to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5-7 years.

You will need to be working or volunteering in a childcare placement, with age groups birth to 5 years.

Ideal if

You already have achieved a level 2 qualification in a related subject or if you have extensive work place experience. A work placement is required for a minimum of 2 day per week.

What to expect

You will attend monthly half day tutorials at Achievement Training city centre location. Your tutor will support you throughout the course. The delivery of the qualification is done mainly at the workplace, the assessor will visit the workplace every 6-8 weeks. You will receive a login to an on-line portfolio account, which can be accessed from any Wifi or 3/4G point. You will be provided with a detailed course programme. At the centre you will have the opportunity to network with other learners and to share practice and access to different resources to support your learning including, laptops, desktops, tablets and textbooks.

What next

Upon achieving this qualification it is intended that learners will be able to enter the employment as Early Years Educators. To gain our Licence as an Early Years Educator practitioner you must have relevant GCSE grades in English and Mathematics.

These qualifications can help you progress in a wide range of Childcare roles including:

  • Practitioner in nursery school
  • Assistant in Children’s Centre
  • Practitioner in Foundation unit/class a primary school
  • Pre-school practitioner


Course Cost = £2882.00

Funding is available depending on your circumstances. FREE if you are either:

  • Aged 16-18

This qualification is available as a student loan: ATL Advanced Learner Loans

Application for ages 16-18

Learner Details:

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Age Range
16 -1819+24+


I understand that by submitting this request I am giving my consent for my contact details to be stored and used by Achievement Training in order to process my application and/or any follow-up information that I may subsequently request. This information will be kept for not more than 2 years.

Thank you for completing the course application form. The details you have given me have been added to the course list which is due to start in September 2020. Next Steps: The course Administrator will contact you soon and arrange for you to come in to the centre which will give you the opportunity to meet the tutor and have a look around the centre. In the meantime, if you have any questions or queries, please give me a ring on 01752 202269 or pop a message to us on our Achievement Training Facebook page. Very best wishes, The admission team


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