Our Level 3 (Advanced) Early Years Educator Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised course involving the use of advanced early years techniques and training, offering you the opportunity to gain hands on industry experience.
This Apprenticeship provides training for the role of early year's educator, whilst gaining a qualification at the same time.
You will attend work placement for four-and-a-half days and College for the remaining half day of the week, where you will learn the under pinning knowledge and theory you need to support your practical training.
This Apprenticeship will support you in gaining a Level 3 Diploma qualification in Early Years alongside the Apprenticeship Framework. The qualification is undertaken over a two-year period, including full time employment in an Early Years setting with a weekly afternoon release to Boston College to attend theory-based workshops. You will also attend College to gain a Level 2 Functional Skills ICT qualification if you do not already hold the relevant requirement.
Seventeen mandatory units are delivered in the workshops, four of which are graded assignments that will link to the practical skills learnt and developed in the workplace. These will be assessed through a variety of methods including workplace observations, written assignments, professional discussion, verbal questions, reflection and gathering of product evidence.
Some of these mandatory units include:
The Early Years Educator apprenticeship sets the standards that all early year’s practitioners must meet to ensure that they are able to support and promote children’s early education and that children develop correctly whilst ensuring that they are kept safe and healthy. The course promotes teaching and learning to make sure that children have the skills they need to start school with a broad range of knowledge. Throughout the qualification you will develop the skills that will allow you to develop professional and successful relationships with other practitioners, parents/carers, outside agencies and the children.
The entry qualifications for the Level 3 (Advanced) Early Years Educator Apprenticeship are five GCSEs at grades C or above (New GCSE grade 4 or above), including English and Maths (or equivalent).
If you are unable to meet these entry qualifications an alternative course within Early Years could be available.
This course will take you two years to complete. You will study at College for half a day a week and spend four and half days your employer.
The Early Years Educator Apprenticeship will take you two years to complete. You will study at College for half a day a week, and four and half days with your employer.
The Apprenticeship is an independent learning programme. You will complete a qualification during your training and will be expected to complete assignments on time.
As an Apprentice, you will pay no course fees. However, your employer may have to pay towards your training as well as providing you with a wage (please see below).
For information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext 3248
All Apprentices will receive a minimum wage of £3.90 per hour within their first year of training from their employer, although they can, and often do, pay more.
In the second and subsequent years of an Apprenticeship programme, the following applies:
Under 18s – the required national minimum wage of £4.35 per hour.
18–20 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £6.15 per hour.
21-24 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £7.70 per hour.
25 year olds and over – the required national minimum wage of £8.21 per hour.
If you are an employer and want to find out more information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext. 3248
This course is 60% practical and 40% theory.
You will be assessed in a variety of ways such as group work, case studies, courses work and work based evidence.
Additional costs include purchasing your own books to support your studying however there is a good selection of books in the College library for you to use.
You will require lever arch folders, dividers and stationary equipment for the course.
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