I am a qualified Level 2 Teaching Assistant currently working in an Early Years setting temporarily. I'm really enjoying working with younger children but I'm not sure which setting I want to work in long-term. I want to aim for a level 3 qualification but is there an NVQ level 3 I can do to cover both settings?
You should check whatever course you consider doing against The Qualifications List for Those Delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage as that list will be used by the childcare regulator to determine if your qualification is suitable for working with young children. Some of the CCLD courses are not meeting the mandatory requirements... I would have thought that future courses will meet the requirements, but do check with course providers that the course does not meet EYFS requirements.