Level Three Advanced Apprenticeship in Children and Young People's Workforce: Early Years Educator

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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?

  • Promoting partnership working with parents
  • Developing effective study skills
  • Continuous professional development using reflective practice
  • Child development from conception to seven years

How will I be assessed?

You will be given a City and Guilds assessment pack and you will be required to produce an electronic portfolio and written
assignments which will be internally and externally verified.

Entry requirements

Learners must have achieved GCSE English and Mathematics at grade A* to C 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 Spring Course Guide