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Early Years Practitioner, Intermediate Apprenticeship
What will I do on this course?
This apprenticeship is designed to develop your workplace skills and knowledge. It also builds the skills you will need to progress to the Level 3 programme and full early years educator status. You will attend College one day a week to gain vital background knowledge in a variety of sector-related subjects.
Topics you will study include child and young person development, safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, supporting positive behaviour, partnership working in services for children and young people, health and safety, supporting positive environments, child development, practical planning and implementing activities, and observation.
As part of this study programme you will develop your maths and English skills and you will need to pass Level 1 functional skills and have attempted Level 2 by the end of the apprenticeship.All aspects of your study programme will be discussed at your interview.
How will I be assessed?
We’ll assess your practical skills, projects and workplace performance. There will be an end-point assessment consisting of a professional discussion and a knowledge test.
What could I do after this course?
On successful completion you could progress onto the Level 3 advance apprenticeship or T Level.
A minimum of 5 GCSE’s at grade 9-2 with at least two at grade 4 or qualification at Level 1. You will also need to be in relevant employment - we can assist. On enrolment your employer will require you to undertake an DBS check.
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What our students say
Josh Shapland, Early Years
“The course brought theory and practice together. The topics covered really aligned with the work I do today”
Studied: Early Years Level 3 (Weston College, Early Years Childhood Studies FdA & Early Years Education BA (UCW)