This qualification prepares you to become an Early Years Educator, it is recognised on the DfE list of approved list for Early Years Educators and once completed will allow you to be included in the ratios of staff to children at level 3, enabling you to work in nurseries and preschools with children aged 0-five years.

In order to aid holistic delivery and assessment you will study a range of units based on the following four themes:

Theme 1: health and well-being
Theme 2: legislation, frameworks and professional practice
Theme 3: play, development and learning for school readiness
Theme 4: professional development.

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School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.

If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. Find more information on Advanced Learner Loans on our website.

If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:

  • Universal Credit
  • Income Support

You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course).

* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.

It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Careers Team on 01329 815 200.