Level 3 Technical Diploma

Studying Childcare gives you real-life, first hand experience. The course is a mixture of taught lessons in school and placement days at local early years settings. On completion of the course you will be a fully qualified Early Years practitioner.

If you have aspirations to continue your studies in Childhood Studies or Primary Education, this course will provide you with the qualification requirements to study at University.

Course Content

Year 1
Children’s health & well-being
Development from conception to age 7 years
Providing safe environments for children
Child health, play and learning
Understanding children’s additional needs

Year 2
Professional practice portfolio
Supporting emergent literacy
Supporting emergent mathematics
Prepare for school readiness
International perspectives
Reflective practice for professional development



85% Coursework
15% Internally accessed assignment

There are two externally assessed controlled assessments. One at the end of each year to assess knowledge of all units and student’s ability to apply theory to practice.



Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs (4-9)
Maths (4)
English Language/Literature (4)


Course Outcome

The Level 3 Technical Diploma is equivalent to three A Levels.