Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator)

Course code: L3-DEYEC-QU | Credits: 60

The Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator) is a comprehensive program that provides individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to work in the field of early childhood education. This course focuses on the development and care of children from birth to the age of 5, preparing students to become competent and qualified early years educators. 

Throughout the program, students will learn about child development, safeguarding and welfare, promoting learning and development, and working in partnership with parents and colleagues. They will also gain practical experience through work placements in early years settings, allowing them to apply their knowledge in a real-world context. By completing this diploma, graduates will be equipped to work as early years educators, nursery practitioners, or childcare providers, making a positive impact on the lives and development of young children.


The qualification comprises 15 mandatory units with a combined total of 83 credits.

This qualifications is approved and regulated by government regulated body Ofqual (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation) to ensure consistent course quality.
OfQual Qualification Number: 610/0013/6


This qualification at Level 3 represent practical knowledge, skills, capabilities and competences that are assessed in academic terms as being equivalent to GCE AS/A Levels.

Qualification structure

The Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator) consists of 15 mandatory units for a combined total of 83 credits.

With LSIB you will get following advantage in order to study on-line.

  • Same qualification as on-campus students.
  • Recognised qualification & accepted by universities for further career progression.
  • Assessment is via assignment submission
  • You study on-line at your own pace.

Online Learning

Enrol for the most convinient study mode. Learn at your own pace. Choose the most suitable duration mode:
- 6 Months
- 9 Months

Why select this mode?

- Best suited, if you wish to move at your pace. There are no forceful lectures and compulsory classes to attend.
- Pay in affordable Monthly, half yearly and quarterly instalments.
- Study material or e-library access available.
- Tutor connect via live chat and email

GBP £1250 / GBP £950

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9 Months

Finish in 9 Months. If you can spend about 2 to 3 hours per week, use this option.

- Pay in affordable monthly, quarterly and half yearly instalments.
- Study material or e-library access available.

GBP £950

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Why Online?

  • Cost effective - Typically UK diploma starts from GBP £3000 per annum, but with online study, you can enjoy saving more than 60% on your educational investment.
  • Practical Content - The coursework is immediately applicable to the careers, and you can earn long-term gains including increase in salary and promotions
  • Study anytime, anywhere - You don't have to attend a College campus, so you can study from anywhere in the world. You can download & submit assignments.
  • Assessments - Assessment is via assignment submission
Who is this course for?

Learners who are seeking to progress to higher education to take a Bachelor's degree course in Management. Learners could also progress directly to employment.

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