Course Details

  • If you would like to work with young children – from birth to five years old – but want to learn the skills you’ll need around a job you currently have, this Level 3 Diploma will allow you to study part-time as you train to become an Early Years Educator.

    You’ll learn all about the role of an early years’ practitioner, and develop an understanding of all the legislations and frameworks currently in place. Most importantly, you’ll discover all the different methods and techniques for play, development and learning in school.

    The course will prepare you for work with children up to the age of five, but you will also develop your knowledge of children aged five to seven. You’ll focus on a variety of topics on a part time basis, with one day a week spent in college for theoretical work, and two days a week on placement to gain some essential practical experience.


  • Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.

    Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

  • Throughout this Level 3 diploma, you’ll be assessed via written assignments and case studies, alongside observations and evidence of practical assessments in the classroom.

  • Progress on to degree-level study with our higher education partner, UCEN Manchester. Students progressing from The Manchester College will receive a cash award through the Achievers Scholarship. Click Here to explore courses and apply.

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  • This course is free to take for anyone between the ages of 16 and 18, but if you don’t fall into this category you might need to pay tuition fees, depending on your circumstances.

    There’s lots of help available to make sure you can afford college, including a number of different funding options, tuition fee loans, bursaries and special grants. We’ve put all the information together to make it easier to understand and find what support you can get on our dedicated finance page.

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  • If you’re struggling to decide whether this course is for you, just ask us!

    Our course enquiry team are more than happy to any questions you might have, big or small! They can help you understand the course, the application and enrolment process, finance queries, and all the career opportunities surrounding this subject!


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