IPC Early Childhood Theory & Application Level-3


The IPC’s Early Childhood Education Theory and Application Level 3 training program qualifies participants as early years educator for children up to 6 years of age and provides international job mobility and wider career options to work across curricula in nurseries, kindergartens and ELCs.  On successful completion of the Level 3 qualification participants are qualified to teach in ECE environments and can progress on to the IPC Leadership Program or continue their learning in related fields.

IPC’s Academic Team has designed its Level 3 program to enhance and increase the knowledge, skills and experiences critical to providing children and families with high quality Early Childhood Education. This program takes into account the most recent developments in Early Childhood Education and looks at trends that will shape the future of preschool teaching. On completion, participants will have a sound understanding of child development, be able to create positive environments, effectively facilitate curriculum, provide developmentally appropriate assessments and establish and maintain meaningful relationships with children and families.

This program is suitable for those who wish to teach in an early years setting and takes 9 months
to complete.


  • Participant should be over 18 years of age.
  • Participants should be employed or volunteering in an Early Childhood setting, with ECE experience of six months or more.
  • Participants should have preferably completed the IPC’s Level-2 program or an equivalent qualification in Early Childhood Education.
  • Participants should be proficient in reading and writing in the English language


  • 9 months


Access to a computer, laptop or tablet, and internet connection is required to review and study course materials and for submission of assignments. In order to receive the IPC Level 3 Certification participants will be required to:

  • Work in an early years environment, or volunteer for a minimum of 350 hours. (Participants are required to submit prescribed monthly forms, to show proof of volunteer work)
  • Attend all the prescribed workshops
  • Successfully complete Assignments and Assessments for each module.
  • Successfully pass the Observed Examination in their work environment


The IPC Level 3 program is facilitated through a series of workshops, conducted by our highly qualified faculty. The program is supported by a user-friendly e-portal, designed to enhance the participants’ learning experience, ensure productive self-study and encourage exploration of best international practice. IPC’s Level 3 teacher training program consists of 9 Modules.

  1. Child Growth and Development
  2. Environments for Early Learners
  3. Curriculum and Lesson Planning
  4. Observation, Documentation and Assessment
  5. Language and Literacy Development
  6. Ethics and Professionalism
  7. Family Engagement
  8. Health & Safety
  9. Teaching Philosophy
    Each of the 9 modules will be available to participants based on a prescribed schedule. At the end of the assessment phase, students undergo an on-site observed exam, to evaluate their on-the-job application of the knowledge and skills they have acquired during the course.


Assignments are on-going throughout the duration of the program and are intended to evaluate both knowledge-based and practical learning. Study material and assignment submissions are managed via the e-learning portal. Assignments include:

  1. Reflection Questions
  2. Journal Entries
  3. Observation Assignment
  4. Module Paper
  5. Action Steps Paper
  6. Assessment Quiz

A passing grade is awarded to those who achieve 60% and above, while a distinction is awarded to those who achieve 90% and above.