You need to be employed to start an Apprenticeship. Please visit our vacancy page or if you have an employer, please ensure you add full contact details of your employer within your application. If you are unable to secure employment, you could enrol on a full-time study programme and transfer to an Apprenticeship at a later date. Please apply for a full-time course as your second option.
This Apprenticeship is suitable for you if you wish to study while earning a salary in paid employment. It is assessed in a work situation and combine knowledge and practical skills. It is a flexible programme. You will need to have the opportunity to be involved in planning learning activities and key-working children in your workplace.
You will complete the following components as part of your Apprenticeship framework:
We have excellent relationships with early years settings in the area and we provide a supportive learning environment at College. The teaching staff and assessors have recent, relevant work place experience and enjoy the opportunity to nurture new practitioners.
You are expected to have employment of at least 30 hours a week to be able to do an Apprenticeship. Your employment will need to last the duration of the course.
You will build a portfolio to use in a professional discussion as part of your End Point Assessment, which will include coursework and practical assessments in your workplace. You will also need to sit a knowledge test as part of your End Point Assessment.
You may be required to sit exams for Functional Skills in English and Maths if you do not already have these.
Your employer will organise for you to study a Level 3 qualification in Paediatric First Aid.
On completion of this course you could apply to do CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner, CACHE Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner or a Sector Endorsed (Early Years) Foundation Degree.
|Course Title||Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Level 3|
|Attendance Requirements||You will spend some hours in college, depending on the agreement your employer makes with Bridgwater and Taunton College. For this Apprenticeship this can be a Monday at Bridgwater campus or a Thursday at Taunton campus.|
I didn’t know anyone when I started but quickly make new friendships and have gained in confidence. The work experience helped with that, as well as the staff being really supportive.
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