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Childcare – Early Years Lead Practitioner

Level 5

Course code: H02P166
Type: Apprenticeship
Duration: 24-27 months
Subject area: Childcare
Location: Hereford
No fee information available

About the course

This occupation is found in a range of settings which can include day nurseries, playgroups, nursery schools, pre-schools, kindergartens, primary schools, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments and local authority provision. The broad purpose of the occupation is to be a proactive and influential practitioner, working directly with children, skilfully leading day to day practice at an operational level. As active practitioners they are effective role models of play based learning, supporting others to develop their own practice. 

What qualification will I gain?

  • A certificate of completion from the Institute for Apprenticeships.

  • HND in Early Childhood Education and Care

  • First Aid Certificate.

Why choose us

Level 5 apprentices will have the opportunity to study alongside our HE learners and gain a level 5 higher national diploma as part of their apprenticeship. very few training providers across the country are able to offer such an opportunity at no extra cost for the apprentice or employer. 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

Whilst most apprentices tend to progress in the industry, some may wish to take advantage of our established degree top up arrangements with our partner universities.

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, upon completion of the training period

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 must achieve this prior to taking the End Point Assessment.

• We can support you to achieve the required 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 3 qualification in Childcare or two plus years of relevant work experience.

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