The Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5 apprenticeship is ideal for practitioners who aspire to be a leader within their early years setting.
An apprentice in this occupation will be responsible for supporting the quality of learning and development in their setting.
They lead on the operational aspects of this provision and are typically responsible for leading other practitioners, an aspect or environment such as; Communication and Language, Planning and Assessment, Forest School, Physical Activity and Nutrition. They usually report directly to the head of the setting
(The Manager, The Leader, The Director).
In their daily work, an apprentice in this occupation interacts with children aged birth to eight years, families, practitioners, other professionals and appropriate agencies.
The typical duration of this course is 24 months not including End Point Assessment (EPA).
Qualifications or industry accreditation gained
• Undertake the Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result prior to starting.
• Apprentices must successfully complete a Department for Education Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5 qualification.
End Point Assessment (EPA)
The EPA consists of three parts:
Off-the-Job training (OJT) is a requirement for all apprenticeship standards at all levels. Apprentices must spend 20% of their contracted working hours undertaking Off-the-Job training.
Off-the-Job training must be directly relevant to the apprenticeship standard and teaching them the new knowledge, skills and behaviours required for their role.
This qualification will provide the learner with understanding in multiple areas of childcare including:
On successful completion, apprentices will be qualified for the following roles: Room Leader, Deputy Manager, Assistant Manager, Senior Practitioner, Early Years Coordinator, Health Play Specialist, Lead Baby Room Practitioner, Pre-School Leader and Senior Key Worker.
This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:
Providing Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Our delivery model is innovative and incorporates the latest thinking and practices. We are totally committed to help our learners to succeed with the support of highly skilled assessors with extensive and current sector experience.
The apprenticeship programme is delivered within the workplace through various delivery methods including on the job training, mentoring by experienced colleagues and webinars ensuring the development of the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed to carry out the job effectively.
It is expected that individuals will already have acheived a level 3 qualification in Early Years.