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Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

  • 3

    Level
    Level 3

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Start Date
    October 2024

  • Venue
    CCN-Main Campus

  • Course Code
    E0265

Start Date

  • October 2024, Apprenticeship

Summary

Apprentices on this course will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours relating to the Early Years Educator Standard and Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification. This is a core requirement to work in a range of day care settings, children centres, pre-schools, reception classes and nurseries, along with a full DBS check carried out by the employer. Apprentices on this course will learn how to work independently or to supervise others to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Course content includes:

  • How to promote healthy lifestyles
  • Managing infection control
  • How to encourage children to participate in planned activities that reflect the stages of development
  • Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
  • Follow legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice

You will complete Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship standard.

  • This apprenticeship will involve college attendance and off the job training.
  • You will also develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours.
  • You need to have an employer to support your apprenticeship and be employed in a relevant job role.
  • The typical length of this apprenticeship course is 21 months.
  • This course has multiple start dates throughout the year.

If you already have an employer for your apprenticeship or would like more information on how to find an apprenticeship, please click Apply Now.

Contact our Apprenticeships Team to find out when our next course start date is. If you are an employer who is looking to recruit an apprentice or you already have someone you would like to enrol onto the apprenticeship course, please contact our Apprenticeships Team on 01603 773365 or email Apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk to discuss the next steps.

Why Our College?

Experience the working world

Through the college’s links to the industry, all childcare and early years students complete relevant industry work placements 2 days per week.

Expert teaching staff

Our highly skilled teaching staff are experts in childcare and early years education

Unique opportunities

You will participate in promotional campaigns and charity events, as well as attending subject trips and visits

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Grade 4/C in Maths and English (Language or Literature) or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English
  • If in exceptional circumstances a learner has not achieved English or Maths at Level 2 (4/C or above at GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2), they will have to attend Functional Skills sessions which will be held on an additional day to their regular college attendance.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, learners will be awarded with a Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard, which includes the following:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification
  • Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF)

Apprentices must have their English and Maths grades in place before taking their EPA, as these are essential criteria for taking the assessments.

Assessment

The End Point Assessment (EPA) includes:

  • A 60- minute multiple- choice knowledge test
  • A 90- minute professional discussion underpinned by the portfolio of evidence

Progression

This course should support a learner’s progression which may include:

  • The skills to further develop a specialism, such as Key Worker, Manager or Forest School Co-ordinator.
  • Apprentices may choose further study at a higher level, such as a Foundation Degree in Early Years or a top- up to a BA in Childhood Studies.

Career Progression

  • Continuation, development or promotion at work or within this sector, such as Nursery Supervisor, Nursery Manager, Pre-School Manager/ Co-ordinator or Family Worker.

Fees

Apprenticeship course fees are subject to the age of the apprentice, and the size of the company.
 
For employers with less than 50 employees who do not pay the apprenticeship levy and who take on an apprentice who is aged between 16-18 at the start of their apprenticeship, there will be no direct cost and the full training costs will be covered by Government funding. If the apprentice is aged 19+ the government partially subsides the training costs and the employer will need to pay 5% of the costs. In the case of this course, the fee would be £350.
 
For an employer with more than 50 employees a 5% charge will be implemented regardless of the age of the apprentice which in this case would be £350.
 
A levy paying company will pay the full cost of the apprenticeship from their levy account which in this case would be £7,000.
 
Please note that course fees are to be paid by the employer and apprentices must not be asked to make a financial contribution toward their training.
 
To discuss apprenticeship course fees in more detail or for more information on recruiting an apprentice, please contact 01603 773365 or Apprenticeships@ccn.ac.uk.

Where Next?

Why Our College?

Experience the working world

Through the college’s links to the industry, all childcare and early years students complete relevant industry work placements 2 days per week.

Expert teaching staff

Our highly skilled teaching staff are experts in childcare and early years education

Unique opportunities

You will participate in promotional campaigns and charity events, as well as attending subject trips and visits