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Early Years Practitioner – Intermediate Apprenticeship

This occupation is found in a range of private and public settings including; full day care, children’s centres, pre-schools, reception classes, playgroups, nursery schools, home based provision, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments and local authority provision to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 in both indoor and outdoor environments.

12 – 15 months
Mainly in workplace
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: 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.

Course Info

You will learn:

  • Support babies and young children through a range of transitions .e.g moving onto school, moving house or the birth of a sibling
  • Encourage children to be aware of personal safety and the safety of others and develop personal hygiene practices (including oral hygiene).
  • Work in ways that value and respect the developmental needs and stages of babies and children.
  • Observe children, assess, plan and record the outcomes, sharing results accurately and confidentially in line with expected statutory framework and setting’s requirements.

Teaching

  • 1 day a week – College release
  • 4 days a week – at the work place
  • Delivered in the workplace

Your training officer and guide you through your apprenticeship and plan delivery to work around you and your job role. They will visit you in the workplace to support you with your course work and evidence collection and to conduct progress reviews with you and your employer. You will still be expected to continue to work, attend college and submit work during college holidays and your training officer will still be available to you.

There is a mandatory requirement for you to be given 20% of your apprenticeship time to complete off job learning. It is important that your employer is supportive of you on your learning journey and ensures that you are giving this time during normal paid working hours.

Throughout your apprenticeship you will be preparing for your end point assessment which is conducted by an external assessment organisation. You and your employer will agree when you can pass into the gateway and begin your end point assessment components:

  • Professional discussion with portfolio
  • Knowledge test

Functional skills, if required, can be completed on your college day release with the functional skills tutors or in the workplace with your training officer.

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.