Level Three Early Years Educator Apprenticeship

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This course helps to develop the skills and knowledge of people - working in a range of roles within this sector. These roles could- include early years worker or assistant in an early learning or- childcare setting, care worker or assistant, nursery worker or- supervisor, childminder, nursery nurse or foundation unit nursery- teaching assistant.

What will I study?

  • Developing effective study skills
  • Partnership working with parents
  • Safeguarding
  • Working in partnership with colleagues and other professionals
  • Promoting the health and safety of children
  • Observations and assessments in the early years sector
  • Child development
  • Continuing professional development

How will I be assessed?

  • Work Based Project
  • Longitudinal Study
  • End Point Assessment
  • Knowledge Test
  • Professional Discussion around Portfolio

How will the course be delivered?

The delivery will be a mixture of work based training and progress assessment mixed with College taught sessions throughout the programme.

Entry requirements

Learners must have achieved GCSE English and Mathematics at-  grade A* to C/9-4 on completion of the Early Years Educator pathway. As the level of this pathway (level three) determines that the-  apprentice should be working at a level where they may either be-  working on their own or supervising others, the apprentice should- have prior experience of the sector and be employed in a position-  where they would be able to demonstrate the competencies required at this level.

What next?

Achievement of this pathway will enable apprentices to access higher level jobs within the sector, such as nursery supervisor, nursery manager and pre-school manager/co-ordinator. There is also opportunity for apprentices to go on to further study at higher levels, particularly working towards Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Policy and Practice. This in turn will support the achievement of Early Years Professional status (Graduate level).

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Autumn Course Guide