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Early Years Educator
Level 3

Apprenticeship:

Early Years Educator

Qualification: Level 3

Duration: 15-18 months

This standard contains knowledge based units and competence based units. There is a minimum of 6 observations of working practice to show learner’s competence in their working role. Also required for the framework is to complete level 2 employment rights and responsibilities (if not completed already), a 12 hour paediatric first aid course and level 2 functional skills for English, maths and ICT (if not already achieved GCSE grades A-C or grade 4 and above). Knowledge sessions will be delivered monthly and support in the workplace from colleagues with monthly visits from the Skills Development Coach.

Type of job roles the programme is for

  • Early Years Practitioners
  • Nursery Nurse

Qualifications

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator
  • Functional Skills in Maths
  • Functional Skills in English 
  • Functional Skills in ICT

Core competencies

  • Developing effective study skills
  • Partnership working with parents
  • Promoting diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Health and safety
  • Promote children’s speech, language and communication development
  • Observation and assessment
  • Child development 
  • Safeguarding

Apprenticeship:

Early Years Educator

Qualification: Level 3

Duration: 15-18 months

  • New learners are assessed by a Skills Coach to ensure their suitability for the programme
  • After this, they will complete an initial assessment and scoping to identify areas of improvement, and development goals for the apprenticeship
  • An apprenticeship induction is then held for new learners, where they will be introduced to the schedule of study

Support

Ongoing Skills Development Coach Support

Assignments 

There are 13 units in total covering a range of topics from child development to safeguarding. There are 4 assignments to complete which are at level 4, in order to bridge the skills gap between level 3 and 5. 

Apprenticeship:

Early Years Educator

Qualification: Level 3

Duration: 15-18 months

There is a clear GC Education & Skills career pathway for the apprentice once they've completed the Level 3 Early Years Educator course.