Course Overview

The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) will prepare you to become an Early Years Educator, enabling you to work with children from birth to five years and gain knowledge of children aged five to seven years. The course will run at Forster College - part of Bradford College.

 Forster College have designed courses and services to work with people who need to address and overcome barriers to engage with education, training or employment.




Course Structure

The qualification covers 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.



Placements are required for achievement of this qualification.


A minimum of 350 placement hours is required. During the placement you will need support from a professional within the real work environment who will be required to complete professional development records.

To gain this qualification you will need to:

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





Entry Requirements


You will need to have Grade A-C/9-4 in maths and English, or Level 2 equivalent. If you do not already have these, we may be able to enrol you to complete the qualifications alongside the Diploma.


To apply contact Forster College, or pop in and see us at Reception.


Fourth Floor, City Training Services, 39/41 Chapel Street, Bradford, BD1 5BY


Call 01274 765272 

Email [email protected] 

Fully funded places are available subject to ESFA funding rules.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Email: [email protected].