Early Years Educator, Pearson Edexcel Diploma, Advanced Apprenticeship | Weston College

Early Years Educator, Pearson Edexcel Diploma, Advanced Apprenticeship

What will I do on this course?

This Level 3 early years apprenticeship will teach you the skills and knowledge you’ll need to work as a fully-qualified early years educator. You’ll earn a wage and gain valuable work experience with your employer, as well as attending College one day a week to develop your theoretical skills.

This course will develop your expertise in child development, psychology, health and well-being and early years education.

You’ll cover a range of topics, including: early years education and development; teaching and learning; professional practice; health and wellbeing; child protection and safeguarding; and diversity, equality and inclusion.

How will I be assessed?

We’ll assess your practical skills, assignments, projects, case studies and workplace performance.

What could I do after this course?

You could progress to a role in a range of settings, including nurseries, pre-schools and schools. Or, you can increase your skills with a University Centre Weston Foundation Degree in Early Years, followed by a BA (Hons) top-up.


Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4/C and above, including English and maths, or a Level 2 course at merit or distinction, or an intermediate apprenticeship. You’ll also need to be in relevant employment, but we can help you find this.

Course Level

Level 3

iAn interview is required for this course.

All you need to know about course dates and times

Throughout the year
2 Years
Course code AVPEYPF1MA

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What Our Students Say

Jasmine Cardwell, Early Years


Jasmine Cardwell

“The course has provided me with the opportunity to work in a variety of settings and meet lots of new people”

Former school: Worle

Course: Early Years

What next? Bethan achieved A*, A, B and will progress onto the UAL Foundation Art and Design degree at University Centre Weston.

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