Course: NCFE Early Years Educator Diploma Level 3

Study Level

Level 3


Great Yarmouth Campus

Lowestoft Campus

Remote Learning


18 months from sign up date



The Early Years Educator Level 3 Diploma is a fully accredited qualification and on completion provides you with a license to practice to work with children from birth to five years and gain knowledge of children aged five to seven years.

It is delivered remotely through an e-portfolio and monthly online Microsoft Teams meetings with an assessor throughout the 18 month duration of the qualification, along with visits from your assessor to gain evidence of working professional practice.

You will complete 23 mandatory units themed around health and wellbeing, legislation, frameworks and professional practice and play, development and learning for school readiness.

Who is it aimed at?

Those working in job roles such as…

  • Practitioner in day nurseries
  • Practitioner in nursery schools
  • Practitioner in reception classes in primary schools
  • Pre-school worker.

Why study with us?

  • We offer a flexible start
  • The chance to work at your own pace and complete in 18 months
  • 1:1 sessions with an assessor who will set work and observe in the workplace
  • No attendance of college is needed, all delivery is online via Microsoft Teams followed by workplace observations of professional practice
  • Available for employed staff or volunteers (minimum of one full day a week)
  • Internally verified by East Coast College and externally verified by NCF.

This course costs £2882. Funding may be available for those who do not hold a full Level 3 qualification or who are in receipt of benefits or on low income. You may also be able to take out a loan. Please contact our Admissions team on 0800 854 695 or email for further details.




You will be required to complete a pre-enrolment written assessment of a piece of coursework.


You will be continually assessed throughout your programme. There are no exams.