Now is a great time to think about becoming an apprentice. There are more opportunities than ever before for those looking to work with children and young people, and apprenticeships in this area can lead to secure employment upon completion. This Apprenticeship gives people a fulfilling opportunity to work with children and young people while also gaining an understanding into the 'hows' and 'whys' of their development. Equally, it ensures candidates put childcare theory into practice.
During this Apprenticeship you will complete the Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care, which includes the four themes below:
- Health & Wellbeing
- Legislation, Framework and Profession Practice
- Play, Development and Learning for School Readiness
- Professional Development
As an apprentice you are paid as you learn. You will go through a structured training programme that teaches all aspects of caring for children and young people - working alongside experienced staff to learn the skills you need.
Apprentices must hold GCSE qualifications in English and Maths, as well as Level 2 ICT or equivalent. GCSEs in English and Maths and Functional Skills ICT can be completed alongside through taught lessons if the learner has a grade D and/or passes an assessment at Level 2.
Upon successful completion of this Apprenticeship, there is good scope for progression. Apprentices may move up through levels of work, for example, from nursery practitioner to nursery supervisor/assistant manager, or on to Higher Education.
Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.
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