Childcare and Education EYE Technical Certificate Level 3

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If you wish to explore a career working with children in early years, or a pathway into higher education, then this course can offer both of these options. You will study on a full-time basis for one year. This course develops the wide ranging knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to seven years old. By the end of this course, you’ll have increased your confidence, childcare and education knowledge.


Who is this course for?

If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

Benefits / Skills

  • Gain the skills needed to work with young people up to age seven.
  • Utilise play and learning to develop children.
  • Observe and plan assessments.
  • Understand children’s health, wellbeing, and additional needs.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs with English and maths at grade 4 or equivalent qualifications.

Career Progression

Progression may include the second year of study which will lead to a level 3 diploma and EYE status and a licence to practice. Following completion of this second year, you could progress to university or relevant employment.

Course Details


1 year

Study Type

Full time

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Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Fee (Adult)

£2,882   You may be entitled to support with fees. Click here for more info.

Course Facts


We are proud to be working in partnership with CACHE.

Labour Market

Jobs in Childcare and Related Personal services in Leeds are due to grow by 2.7% from 2019 to 2024 (Emsi).

Student Testimonial

“The course has been really great, I’ve loved it. It’s given me the confidence and the qualifications to match my skill set to a career.” - Natalie Hunt (Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 3)
School of Social Science
Leeds City College
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