Children & Young People Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3
The aim of this apprenticeship is to prepare you to become an early years educator. This will enable you to work with children from birth to 5years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. The introductory units will give you an insight into how children develop and learn, while the choice of optional unites can be tailored to meet the vocational area you are working in. Once you have successfully achieved the qualification from this apprenticeship you will be able to enter the workforce as an early years educator.
Entry requirementsGrade requirements:
You will need a minimum of two GCSEs at grades A*-D or 9-3, including English and maths, plus A*-D or 9-3 ICT or Level 1 qualification. A Level 2 Childcare qualification and an ability to achieve a Level 2 ICT qualification are desirable.
You must be willing to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics structured around four main themes:
- Health and well-being
- Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
- Play, development and learning for school readiness
- Professional development
You will be assessed through observations in the workplace, exams for functional skills and written assessments. Your written assessments will form a portfolio, which will be completed online using the College’s Virtual Learning Environment.
You will gain the following qualifications:
Early Years Educator NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma
- Employment Rights & Responsibilities
- Functional Skills in English, ICT and maths
We would also recommend that you complete a Paediatric First Aid course.
Further study and career optionsFurther study: On successful completion you will be able to progress on to higher education. Bedford College offers a suite of Foundation Degree courses in both Early Years and Educational Studies. These can be studied whilst working and you can top up to a full degree with an extra year of study at university.
Future careers: Full-time employment options on completion of this apprenticeship include practitioner in day nurseries, nursery schools or reception classes in primary schools, and pre-school worker.
If you are over 19, your attendance in College will be subject to a functional skills assessment.
A Bursary is available for this Apprenticeship. For more information view this document.