Early Years Educator – Level 3 Apprenticeship

Study Area: Apprenticeships
Duration: 15 – 18 months
Attendance: Part Time

Course Overview

Early Years Educators, and other job roles such as nursery nurse and childminders, are highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. They work in a range of settings including full day care, children’s centres, preschools, reception classes and as childminders. They may either be working on their own or supervising others to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by Government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

You will learn:

  • Analyse and explain how children’s learning and development can be affected by their stage of development and individual circumstances such as the needs of children learning English as an additional language from a variety of cultures
  • Plan and lead activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes which include the learning and development areas of current early education curriculum requirements.
  • Model and promote positive behaviours expected of children such as turn taking and keep reactions and emotions proportionate.
  • Communicate effectively in English in writing and verbally. For example, in the recording of administration of medicine, completing children’s observational assessments and communicating with parents and other professionals.
  • Promote healthy lifestyles for example by encouraging babies and young children to consume healthy and balanced meals, snacks and drinks appropriate for their age and be physically active through planned and spontaneous activity through the day.

Apprentices must successfully complete the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF) to meet the EYFS requirements.

Start Date

Various Start Dates

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

There are no entry requirements, however you will undertake an Initial Assessment to ascertain your suitability for the apprenticeship. If you do not already have GCSE C or 3/4 grades in Maths and English you will be required to complete and achieve Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship.

Progression

Students can go onto careers working with children in nurseries, crèches and schools, throughout Britain. There is also the opportunity to work in Europe and beyond, with holiday companies and cruise liners.

Students can also progress to the Foundation Degree in Early Years which can be studied at Calderdale College or university.

Assessment Methods

Assignments and written & practical exams.

Course Fees

This course is free for students age 16 – 18. For students 19+ please contact our Student Services Team on 01422 399367 for more information.

Early Years Educator – Level 3 Apprenticeship

Study Area: Apprenticeships
Duration: 15 – 18 months
Attendance: Part Time
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