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L3 Childcare & Education with Early Years Level 3 | Technical Certificate in Childcare and Education

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Unconditional Places to Full-Time Applicants

Due to the uncertainty around how long the Covid-19 outbreak will last, it has been agreed for the immediate future that we will be offering unconditional places to full-time (not University Level) applicants who apply to SGS College.

Once you apply for your course, you will receive a communication offering you a place.

You just need to accept the offer, if you wish to.

We will then be in touch to discuss the offer once the Covid-19 risk reduces.


Learn more about Early Years & Primary at SGS College


This study programme includes the Level 3 Technical Certificate in Childcare and Education in Year 1 and the Teaching Diploma in Year 2. It enables learners to gain the knowledge and experience which will allow them to work with children from birth to five years.

What do I need to join?

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including Maths and English, a good reference from an early years setting and an academic establishment. You will also need a clear DBS certificate.

How will I know how I am doing?

This course is assessed internally using a variety of methods and externally through a 20-hour controlled assessment. Learners are also assessed through observations in placement.


Learners will partake in Forest School-type activities. There will also be guest speakers. Agencies and setting managers advertise directly to the College and offer training on writing CVs and interviewing techniques.

Work Experience

Learners will spend two days a week in placement and three block weeks, for a total of 750 hours by the end of their second year. Placement will be in a variety of early years and school settings. This is required to achieve the qualification.

What can I do next?

Upon achievement of the Technical Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education, it is intended that learners will be able to access higher education or enter the workforce as early years educators.

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 31st March 2020 @ 11.11am (1 day ago)

Full-time Prospectus

September 2020

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AvailabilityAll Full-time Further Education courses commence in September each year. If you can't find what you're looking for or require further assistance, please contact our Admission team 01453 761165 or email [email protected]

7th Sep 2020
Filton Campus
7th Sep 2020
Filton Campus

Enquire about L3 Childcare & Education with Early Years 0800 0567 253 | [email protected]

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