Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Level 3
- March 2020, Apprenticeship
This framework is to develop knowledge and skills relating to the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator). At Level 3, the qualification confirms competence in this area and serves as the required qualification (for all new practitioners) for registration and regulatory requirements in the early learning and childcare sector.
The Apprentice will attend Master Classes at City College Norwich where the core theoretical, underpinning knowledge elements of the Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce will be taught – portfolio building will also form part of this day.
Course Content includes:
- Support healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition
- Promotes children’s emotional well-being
- Understand how to support children who are unwell
- 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 as part of this Apprenticeship.
- 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 24 months.
- This course has multiple start dates throughout the year.
Contact our Apprenticeship Team to find out when our next course start date is.
If you already have an employer for your Apprenticeship, or would like more information on how to find an Apprenticeship, please click Apply Now.
If you are an Employer who is looking to recruit an Apprentice or already have someone you would like to enrol onto the Apprenticeship course, please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 01603 773365 or email EmployerPartnerships@CCN.ac.uk to discuss next steps.
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We work closely with employers to deliver training both on and off the job. In most cases, you’ll come into college one day a week, as well as getting planned training and development with a mentor in the workplace
As the level of this pathway (Level 3) determines that the apprentice should be working at a level where they may either be working on their own or supervising others, the apprentice should have prior experience of the sector and be employed in a position whereby they would be able to demonstrate the competencies required at this level.
Candidates should also:
- Ideally have Level 2 Maths & English Functional Skills (or equivalent GCSEs)
- Show enthusiasm to work with children and young people and be working for a minimum of 30 hours per week and a maximum of 48 hours – this is inclusive of any study days at college.
- Have a suitable level of physical fitness to perform some aspects of the job roles.
- Be willing to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check.
- In order to enrol onto an Apprenticeship, you need to be employed in a relevant job role and undertake a range of tasks which would enable you to complete the Apprenticeship qualification.
Addition day required in college for Functional Skills Maths, English and ICT if not already achieved or needed to up-skill, delivered on the monthly Masterclass day.
For the full Apprenticeship, learners will complete:
- Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Framework
- CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF)
- Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
- Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths, English and Information and Communications Technology.
You will learn about your rights and responsibilities as an employee and those of the employer with guidance from your work based assessor.
Training and assessments are delivered in the workplace and in college. Apprentices will be required to attend college-based sessions as part of their training, whilst also completing off-the-job training in the workplace. You will also complete assessments and observations in the workplace.
Assessment is via a variety of methods, including:
- Case studies
- Practical assessments
Progression onto a Higher Apprenticeship or a higher level of study or employment.
Achievement of this pathway will enable apprentices to access higher level jobs within the sector for instance nursery supervisor, nursery manager, pre-school manager/co-ordinator, etc. There is also opportunity for apprentices to go on to further study at higher levels, particularly working towards a Foundation Degree in Early Years.
Apprenticeship course fees are subject to the age of the apprentice, the payroll of the employer and the number of employees. Course fees are paid by the employer and not the apprentice. Employers who take on an apprentice aged between 16-18 years old, or with an Educational Health Care Plan, will receive an Incentive Payment to help cover their costs. To discuss Apprenticeship course fees, employers should contact the Apprenticeship Team on 0800 328 3616 or email EmployerPartnerships@ccn.ac.uk
For more information on recruiting an apprentice or if you would like to train your existing staff please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 0800 328 3616 or email EmployerPartnerships@ccn.ac.uk