Level 3 Early Years Educator

Take the lead in early years education.

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This level 3 apprenticeship training programme develops the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work in an Early Years setting, with the opportunity to take responsibility for leading Early Years provision.

It is suitable for experienced childcare assistants and those wishing to become room leaders or manage Early Years provision.

At the end of this training programme, you will be awarded a Full and Relevant Level 3 qualification once a passing grade has been achieved at the End-Point Assessment.

Your apprenticeship journey

Months 1 to 4

Learning Foundations, CIAG and Reflective Practice
CPD and the Role of an Early Years Educator
Safeguarding Children in the Early Years Sector
Health, Safety and Risk Management Practices
Children's Well-being, Resilience and their Rights through Respectful Care

Months 5 to 11

Learning and Development
Transitions and Significant Events
The EYFS in Practice and The Role of The Key Person
Theories and Approaches
Play and Social Interactions
Environments and Daily Routines
Learning and Development through Observation, Assessment and Planning

Months 12 to 18

EDI and The Inclusion of All Children
Professional and Collaborative Relationships
Evidencing Reflective Practice and CPD
Behaviours in Practice and Preparing for EPA
Gateway & End Point Assessment

Things to consider

Entry requirements

You must have been a UK, EEA, or EU resident for at least the past three years to undertake this training programme.

In addition, you must be able to commit to the full length of the programme and be able to meet the programme modules through your job role.

If you do not have a level 2 or equivalent in Maths and English, you will be required to work towards achieving these qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.

How will you learn?

Over the duration of 18 months, you will receive a combination of face-to-face and online training and support.

You will undertake an online assessment that will help us to understand your learning style and needs, then we will tailor your learning experience accordingly.

We ensure that you stay on track to complete your programme on time by managing your progress through our state-of-the-art e-portfolio system, Aptem.

At the end of your programme, your learnt knowledge, skills and behaviours will be assessed by an independent assessor in your end-point assessment (EPA).

Off-the-job training

As part of the apprenticeship, alongside your job role, a minimum of 6 hours per week of your time in work must be dedicated to improving new skills, knowledge and behaviours.

You will undertake an online assessment that will help us to understand your learning style and needs, then we will tailor your learning experience accordingly.

This can be any time devoted to learning and improving new skills without interruption.

Let's change lives

We’re all about changing lives, be that individuals changing lives through their day-to-day work, or by organisations changing lives and impacting on our economy.

As a national training provider, we change lives throughout the UK, with expertise in childcare, healthcare, clinical and business skills apprenticeships.

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