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Childcare – Early Years Educator

Level 3

Course code: H02P163
Type: Apprenticeship
Duration: 18-21 months
Subject area: Childcare
Location: Hereford
No fee information available

About the course

This apprenticeship will help you to develop your skills and knowledge further to provide the care and support needed to ensure that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. You will learn how to respond to accidents, plan and provide learning experiences, carry out risk assessments, implement safeguarding policies, maintain records and more.

What qualification will I gain?

  • A certificate of completion from the Institute for Apprenticeships.

  • TQUK Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Educator.

  • First Aid Certificate.

Why choose us

Apprentices benefit from working with a highly qualified and supportive apprenticeship assessor. The tutors delivering the course are sector-qualified and this allows for real-life experiences to be brought into the classroom. The way we approach learning is to provide not only the knowledge to complete assignments but also the experience to develop confidence within settings.

What you could do next

  • Apprentices can progress to the Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner apprenticeship

  • Alternatively, apprentices may wish progress onto the L5 Higher National Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care

Assessment methods

  • The qualification is assessed by internally set and marked assessments subject to external quality assurance.

  • The apprenticeship will be assessed by end point assessment, after a minimum of one year of training

Entry requirements

• Suitable employment on or prior to starting the apprenticeship training programme.

• An appropriate level of maths and English (assessed prior to apprenticeship start)

• Apprentices without English or maths (at Level 2 for a Level 3 Apprenticeship or Level 1 for a Level 2 Apprenticeship) must achieve this prior to taking the End Point Assessment).

• We can support you to achieve the desired level of maths and English, through functional skills taught sessions which are mandatory to attend as part of your programme (you cannot achieve your apprenticeship without the required level of maths and English).

• A relevant Level 2 qualification in Childcare or two plus years of relevant work experience.

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