This Apprenticeship develops knowledge and skills relating to the Early Years Educator, ie those working with children from birth to 5 years, and gaining knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years, within a setting which provides care and education for children across this age range.
This Apprenticeship pathway is suitable for those looking to join the Early Years Workforce and also those already working in the sector.
You can start this course at any time.
You will need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job but we can assist you in finding a placement.
You will need to achieve Level 2 English and Maths by the end of your apprenticeship unless you already hold an equivalent qualification. All applicants will be required to undertake an assessment in English and maths prior to enrolling and achieve Level 1 as a minimum.
Adults who are aged 19+ with appropriate industry experience but without the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.
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You will need to meet all of the assessment criteria for knowledge, skills and competence included in the Level 3 Diploma using assessment methods such as observation, written assignments, professional discussions, reflective accounts, witness testimonies and questions and answers.
Functional Skills will be assessed through exams.
Upon achievement of this qualification it is intended that you will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators.
You can progress into various job roles in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors such as:
At Level 3 (Advanced Apprenticeship), the qualification confirms competence in this area and serves as the required qualification (for all new practitioners) for registration and regulatory requirements in the early learning and childcare sector, children's social care and residential childcare.
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