Early Years Educator Level 3

Maximum Contribution

£300

Typical course duration

18 Months (Plus EPA)

Introduction to the apprenticeship

Early Years Educators, and other job roles such as nursery nurse and childminders, are highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. They work in a range of settings including full day care, children’s centres, pre schools, reception classes and as childminders. They may either be working on their own or supervising others to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) require... read more

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The apprenticeship at a glance

Start Date
Flexible
Level
Level 3
Typical Duration
18 Months (Plus EPA)
Delivery
Blended learning with one to one support
Entry Requirements

Should ideally have minimum 1 years experience and responsible for key group of children
•       To be able to gain a satisfactory Data Barring Service (DBS)
•       To ideally hold a Level 2 qualification or equivalent
•       Individuals must hold a Level 2 in Functional Skills.

End Point Assessments (EPA)

The EPA consists of:

  • A Professional Discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
  • Situational judgement test
  • Upon successful completion apprentices are graded: Pass or Distinction
Qualification
Early Years Educator Level 3

During this course, learners will develop skills and understanding in multiple areas of childcare. Some of the learning content will consist of:

  • Child-initiated and adult led activities supporting the needs and interests of each individual child
  • Supporting the learning of language and numeracy
  • Responsibly ensure each child feels safe and secure
  • A range of underpinning theories as to how children learn and develop
  • The importance of children’s development of speech, language and communication in personal, social, emotional and physical development
  • How to prepare children through transitions and significant life events.

Should ideally have minimum 1 years experience and responsible for key group of children
•       To be able to gain a satisfactory Data Barring Service (DBS)
•       To ideally hold a Level 2 qualification or equivalent
•       Individuals must hold a Level 2 in Functional Skills.

Early Years Educator Level 3

On successful completion, apprentices will be eligible for the following roles:

  • Qualified Early Years Educator
  • Playgroup Leader
  • Learning Mentor
  • Assessor / Trainer
  • Childminder
  • Special Educational Support Worker
  • Assistant Manager / Manager

The EPA consists of:

  • A Professional Discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
  • Situational judgement test
  • Upon successful completion apprentices are graded: Pass or Distinction

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.