This qualification is suitable for learners who work, or wish to work, with children from birth to 5 years old in a variety of settings.
The qualification prepares learners for employment as Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.
It develops the knowledge and skills required to work with children from birth to 5 years together with an understanding of the expected development of children aged 5 to 7 years.
The qualification also provides opportunities for the confirmation of competence for learners working towards Early Years Educator status.
The qualification is suitable for learners of 16 years of age and above.
There are no specific entry requirements however a good working knowledge of literacy and numeracy is required.
Whilst there is not a requirement for learners to have GCSE grades A*–C in English and maths prior to commencing this qualification however learners should be aware that this is required to attain Early Years Educator status.
It is not essential for learners to be in employment to undertake this qualification but they must have access to a suitable workplace to be able to meet the work experience requirements.
Successful learners can progress to higher qualifications within the Childcare sector such as Foundation Degree in Early Years or Early Years Care and Education or as an alternative pathway to TQUK Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Adult Care.
Successful learners can apply for job roles such as Assistant in Children’s Centres, Practitioner in nursery schools or receptions or Pre-school worker.
The full cost of this qualification is £800 however interest free payment plans are available.