Education and Early Years
Early Years Educator, Apprenticeship
This apprenticeship is designed to develop your workplace skills and knowledge as an early year’s educator. 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 care, 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 2 functional skills and paediatric first aid by the end of your 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?
You could progress to a role in a range of settings, including nurseries, pre-schools and schools. Or, you can increase your skills with a degree in BA (Hons) Early Years, BA (Hons) Education, Society and Childhood or a BA (Hons) Send and Inclusive Practice at University Centre Weston.
You will need a Level 2 early years qualification and Maths and English at level 1. You will also need to be in relevant employment, but we can help you find this. On enrolment your employer will require you to undertake a DBS check.
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