Early years educator (level 3): qualifications criteria

The assessment criteria and minimum qualification content requirements for level 3 early years educators.



This guidance is for early years:

  • educators
  • providers

It sets out the minimum requirements for what level 3 early years educators should know, understand and be able to do.

Criteria for level 2 early years practitioner qualifications will be implemented from September 2019.

Published 11 July 2013
Last updated 5 August 2019 + show all updates
  1. Converted guidance from PDF to HTML.

  2. Updated information in the details section.

  3. Added a link to the early year practitioner level 2 criteria.

  4. First published.