Education and Early Years
Early Years Practitioner, Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship is designed to develop your workplace skills and knowledge. It also builds the skills you will need to progress to the Level 3 programme and full early years educator status.
You must be employed a minimum of 30 hours a week and attend college for coaching, college taught sessions and EPA preparations.
You will attend College one day a week to gain vital background knowledge in a variety of sector-related subjects. Topics you will study include child and young person development, safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, supporting positive behaviour, partnership working in services for children and young people, health and safety, supporting positive environments, child development, practical planning and implementing activities, and observation.
As part of this study programme you will develop your maths and English skills and you will need to pass Level 1 functional skills and have attempted Level 2 by the end of the apprenticeship. All aspects of your study programme will be discussed at your interview.
How will I be assessed?
We’ll assess your practical skills, projects and workplace performance. There will be an end-point assessment consisting of a professional discussion and a knowledge test.
What could I do after this course?
The early years educator standard apprenticeship at level 3.
A minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade 9-2 with at least two at grade 4 or qualification at Level 1. You will also need to be in relevant employment - we can assist. On enrolment your employer will require you to undertake an DBS check.
Occupations related to Early Years Practitioner, Apprenticeship
Primary or Nursery Education Teaching Professional
Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction to children at all levels up to the age of entry into secondary education.
Employment in region: 11,162 positions
Special Needs Education Teaching Professional
Special needs education teaching professionals organise and provide instruction at a variety of different levels to children who have emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties or physical disabilities. These professionals may also work with exceptionally gifted pupils.
Employment in region: 1,872 positions
Nursery Nurse or Assistant
Nursery nurses and assistants care for children from birth up to seven years of age in day or residential nurseries, children’s homes, maternity units and similar establishments.
Employment in region: 4,245 positions