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TQUK Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s Workforce (Early Years Educator) (RQF)

(MQA NQF level 4 equivalence)

What does the qualification cover?

The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 3 years and gain knowledge of children aged 4 to 7 years. Our Diploma is the first step in becoming a childcare educator. This is also the first step to become a primary teacher learning the basic of working with children.

Completing this programme will enable you to enter the workforce as nursery teacher or teaching assistant within pre primary sector. Our students are now entrepreneur and have opened their own nursery. To be able to work as primary teacher in Mauritius you will need to complete further level to comply to the regulation.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is suitable for learners, either working or wishing to work in early years education and care.

What are our entry requirements?

Candidates should possess a Cambridge School Certificate or Passes obtained on one certificate at the General Certificate of Education “Ordinary Level"

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

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


Learners will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement to be able to show competence in both knowledge and skills. It is not essential for learners to be in employment to undertake this qualification but they will need to make arrangement to complete their training portfolio.

How is this qualification structured?

The qualification has been structured around three themes:  

• Theme 1: Health and well-being  

• Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice  

• Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness

How is it assessed?

All units are internally assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a portfolio of evidence. At the end of our academic year TQUK will carry out an External Quality Assurance of the qualifications.

To gain this qualification the learner will need to:  

• Pass all units  

• Complete all marked assignments and coursework  

• Show competence in a real work environment

How long does it take to complete?

This qualification will take 7 months to complete. 

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

• Nursery teacher

• Child social worker

• Promoters for children activities in NGOs

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