Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) - Advanced Apprenticeship
Course Code: WW00008
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This Apprenticeship develops knowledge and skills relating to the Early Years Educator working with children from birth to 5 years, and gaining knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. You will be working within a setting which provides care and education for children across this age ranges. This Apprenticeship pathway is suitable for those looking to join the Early Years Workforce and also those already working in the sector that need a licence to practice. This Apprenticeship pathway supports the development of a highly qualified, well skilled workforce within the Early Years sector, and ensures that children and young people accessing services in England gain the best possible care and support.
Duration 12-24 months
To apply for the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Early Years Workforce there are no mandatory entry requirements for this Apprenticeship framework. However, Employers are looking to attract applicants who have a keen interest in the development and care of children. Applicants must demonstrate a “can do" attitude and have good numeracy and literacy skills on which the Apprenticeship will build.
Students considering this framework should have an interest in working in early years and should be suitable to do so as it is a requirement to undergo an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS). Students will be required to demonstrate competence within their chosen area of the Early Years Workforce and will therefore be required to be employed within the sector.
You will be invited to attend an Interview with the related Curriculum area to give advice and guidance about the job role and qualification. You will be required to undertake initial assessments in Maths and English.
To be an apprentice you need to be working a minimum of 30 hours per week in the related occupation of your chosen apprenticeship and be at least 16 years old. Our Skills Coaches and Careers team can support you with this and we often have a good selection of employers looking to recruit an apprentice.
If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.
Teaching and Learning Methods
A variety of teaching methods including, one to one support in the work place. Discussions, reflected accounts and practical observations will cover the majority of assessments during the course. You will also be supported by your employer to contribute to various 20% off the job training activities such as shadowing and mentoring.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of apprenticeships within the College are approved to train and support the students in the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.