Early Years Level 3

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This course is perfect for those who wish to begin a career in EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) teaching, or for those with working experience in the field to demonstrate that they have what it takes to qualify for promotion and advancement in this challenging but very rewarding career.

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Early Years Level 3

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About This Course

Working with children and witnessing the effect your teaching can have on their progression, can be an incredibly rewarding and motivating experience. By working in a childcare role, you can help to shape and influence the development of young minds, whilst bearing witness to their growth as they pace their way through the Early Years Foundation stage (EYFS).

Luckily, our Early Years Level 3 distance learning course can help you to take this passion for working with children, and help you make your mark in this fascinating career.

This course has been created in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework (which came into effect in September 2012). With an EYFS focus in mind, every element of this course aims to provide you with the tools, the knowledge and the resources to confidently provide high quality childcare to those in your charge, whilst ensuring that you keep in full accordance with the government’s regulations.

At the same time, you can acquire all of these new skills from the comfort of your own home. No classrooms. No exams. No pressure.

Our course takes approximately 100 hours of study to complete; however you can easily mould these hours to fit around your prior commitments and study at a pace that is right for you.
From gaining a deeper understanding of child development and the importance of health, safety and welfare, to learning how to maintain positive relationships and provide an enabling environment; by the end of this course you will be able to take

Course Benefits

Split into 6 units, this fascinating course can help you to create a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge, information and skills that can easily be applied within a practical setting.

From understanding the latest regulations and legislations, to attaining a deeper comprehension of employer expectations and requirements; you can harness this course to jump-start your career and experience genuine success.

This course will:

  • Supply you with course materials.
  • Enable you to study on your own terms – no deadlines, no pressures, and no classrooms.
  • Help you to achieve an extensive knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Course Units

Unit 1: Child Development

Unit 2: Building Relationships

Unit 3: Developing an Appropriate Environment

Unit 4: Learning and Development

Unit 5: Observing and Assessing 

Unit 6: Safeguarding


This distance learning course is assessed using a series of short written assignments that will test your knowledge of the materials taught on this course. These will need to be submitted for marking to your personal tutor, who will supply you with valuable tips and feedback.

There are no external examinations.

Required Knowledge

No prior knowledge or experience is required in order to enrol onto this course. Similarly, you do not need to already be working within an early years or educational environment.

Awarding Body

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive certification from National Institution of Qualifications (NIOQ).

This course has been designed to meet the requirements of specific learners or employers. It is endorsed by National Institution of Qualifications, meaning the course has undergone external quality checks to ensure that they are maintained and delivered to an excellent standard.

National Institution of Qualifications are a national certificating organisation. Endorsement of our courses ensures learners have access to high quality materials that cover all learning outcomes, helping them to achieve their potential.


From the moment you enrol, you will receive the continuous support and guidance of our personal tutors and student support team as they strive to equip you with the knowledge, the resources and the guidance to succeed on this course.

From assessing and supplying feedback on your assignments, to ensuring that their answers are just one click away; they can help you to comprehend the information provided in your guides and course materials, and maximise your results.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
  • Our customers have rated us ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider.
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work.
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations.
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

You have 12 months to complete your course, however you can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment doesn’t pass first time, you can retry as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

This course is an endorsed certification, not a regulated qualification.

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