Early Years Levels 1-3

We offer Early Years qualifications for level 1, 2 and 3. The different levels are independent from one another which allows learners to be more specified in what they wish to study.

Our Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications are recognised as full and relevant by the National College for Teaching and Leadership and are the qualification of choice of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, one of the largest and most valued providers of early years services in England. For more information view the support resources pages.

Early Years Level 1

Qualifications are a introduction to caring for children and help develop basic  skills and knowledge. Learners will cover topics such as communicating with children, engaging children through activities, supporting learning and planning for the care of children's physical and emotional needs.


Early Years Level 2

This qualification is designed for learners who want to develop a career in early years and are appropriate for the following roles: assistant nursery nurse, assistant early years practitioner or a childminder. You will need to be working or volunteering in a child care role, but other than that, these qualifications are suitable for anyone starting their first child care job.


Early Years Level 3

The qualifications for the Early Years Practitioner are aimed at learners who wish to become Early Years Educators. We offer two level 3 qualifications.


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City & Guilds works hard to ensure that our qualifications meet the requirements of a diverse group of funders. Our Children & Young People qualification funding and information guide can be viewed here.

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