Children and Young Peoples Workforce (Early Years Educator) - Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship (Cache)


Course Overview

This qualification provides an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills required when working directly with children aged 0 – 5 years. It covers all aspects of work with children aged 0 – 5 years with additional knowledge regarding children 5 – 7 years.

This course is designed specifically for adult learners who are either already working or volunteering in an early year’s environment. Such as a nursery, children’s centre or reception class.  It will support you to gain employment and/or further your career working with children aged 0 – 5 years.

Within this course, not only will you gain a Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce you will also gain a wide variety of skills that will support you in your career.  You will acquire a bank of knowledge relevant to your role and also learn a range of strategies surrounding communication, behaviour management, team work, management and leadership.  You will be supported to develop you own learning strategies, including computer literacy, academic literacy and referencing skills - all of which will then support you should you wish to progress into Higher Education and degree courses.

All classes are taught by specialist tutors with a wealth of experience in the early year’s sector.  All tutors engage in regular updating of skills within the industry and research to ensure currency of practice and information. Early year’s educator qualification although relatively new already has a strong and successful history of learners quickly gaining employment within the sector.

The part time programme design means that our provision is ideal for adults wishing to embark on a career change but who have other employment or family commitments.  The choice of class times is designed to accommodate family life. 

The College offers excellent progression opportunities into Higher Education and relevant Foundation Degree programmes which are in turn endorsed by local providers who are keen to encourage employees to further their knowledge and academic journey. 

Course Entry Requirements

You must be 16 years to be eligible for the apprenticeship. You may be required from the children’s organisation to be DBS cleared in order to work with Early Years Children. The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF) forms part of the Early Years Pathway of the Advanced Apprenticeship for the Children and Young People’s Workforce. English and maths GCSEs at grade C or above are a completion requirement for childcare apprentices.

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Course Code: WW00008
Start Date: Anytime

Location of Study: Employers Premises

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