Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5

Maximum Contribution

£400

Typical course duration

24 Months (plus EPA)

Introduction to the apprenticeship

This occupation is found in a range of settings which can include day nurseries, playgroups, nursery schools, pre-schools, kindergartens, primary schools, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments and local authority provision. Active practitioners are effective role models of play based learning, supporting others to develop their own practice. They are highly skilled professionals who take an operational lead for the care, learning and development... read more

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The apprenticeship at a glance

Start Date
Flexible
Level
Level 5
Typical Duration
24 Months (plus EPA)
Delivery
Blended learning with one to one support
Entry Requirements
  • It is essential that you have access to a lead practitioner role within an early years setting
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. Busy Bees Education and Training will support learners to achieve the functional skills qualifications needed for this apprenticeship
  • To be able to gain a satisfactory Data Barring Service (DBS)
  • To be willing and able to access a  Busy Bees training centre on occasions throughout your course to aid your learning
End Point Assessments (EPA)

The EPA consists of:

  • A Professional Discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
  • Observation with questions
  • Case study with report and presentation and questioning
  • Upon successful completion apprentices are graded: Pass, Merit or Distinction
Qualification
Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5
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This qualification will provide the learner with understanding in multiple areas of childcare including:

  • Leadership and management
  • Child development and theory
  • Pedagogy
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Health and safety
  • Equality, diversity, inclusion and SEN
  • Safeguarding
  • Partnership working

  • It is essential that you have access to a lead practitioner role within an early years setting
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. Busy Bees Education and Training will support learners to achieve the functional skills qualifications needed for this apprenticeship
  • To be able to gain a satisfactory Data Barring Service (DBS)
  • To be willing and able to access a  Busy Bees training centre on occasions throughout your course to aid your learning

Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5

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

  • Room Leader
  • Deputy manager
  • Assistant manager
  • Senior practitioner
  • Early years coordinator
  • Play leader
  • Key worker
  • Nursery officer

The EPA consists of:

  • A Professional Discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
  • Observation with questions
  • Case study with report and presentation and questioning
  • Upon successful completion apprentices are graded: Pass, Merit 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.

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