Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) NCFE £1870


Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) NCFE Level 3 qualification.

Additional Cost: Awarding Body Registration £235

There is also an option to pay the course fees in four segments

Early Years Educator Award

We offer the CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (NCFE) which prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with and care for children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.

You will be required to have attain before, during or by completion of the Diploma the following: Functional Skills Level 2 or GCSE Grade C or above in English and Maths

To gain this  Diploma L3 qualification you will need to:

  • Pass all units
  • Complete a longitudinal study
  • Show competence in a real work environment



You will be assessed using various methods by your Personal Tutor / Assessor and will need to be either already working in a childcare role or be prepared to undertake a voluntary placement for a minimum of 350 hours with various age groups. The course typically takes one year and a half years to two years but may be less subject to completion of the course and placement hours.

Teaching is delivered by eLearning to a computer of your choice, accessible to you at a time of your choosing, combined with 4 visits from an Assessor to see your work in practice.  You will receive continuous support outside of those visits from your Assessor.


Experience in the workplace

Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on a practical placement as an important part of the assessment process involves evaluating skills in real working situations.

You will need to complete 350 hours across the age ranges.


The award is structured around 4 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

Learners must achieve 23 mandatory units with a Credit Value of 61.


student childcarer



Course Fees: £1870 plus Awarding Body Registration £235

Option to pay by instalments: Please get in touch with us for more details riversidetrainingcompany@gmail.com

The most cost-effective way of paying is in full as a one-off payment, credit cards, PayPal and direct debit accepted.




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