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EARLY YEARS & EDUCATION

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EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR

Level 3

An Early Years Educator plans and supervises child-initiated and adult-led activities that are based around the needs and interests of each individual child. They will support children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play. It is expected that they will have a personal responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure. During their day-to-day role they will observe each child and shape their learning experience to reflect their observations whilst working in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child.

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This Standard is Suitable For:

course summary

As an Early Years Educator, you will plan and supervise child initiated and adult-led activities which are based around the needs and interests of each individual child, support children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play and have a responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure. You will be a keyworker for a group of children, observing and assessing their development and shaping learning experience to reflect their observations and meeting their care needs such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine. Partnership working with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals, will be required to meet the individual needs of each child and you will also have a responsibility for ensuring that you recognise when a child is in danger and/or at risk of serious harm or abuse and contributing to the health and safety of the children, staff and others on the premises.

Job roles are varied and Early Years Practitioners may work in private and public settings including full day care, children’s centres, pre-schools, reception classes, playgroups, nursery schools, home based provision, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments and local authority provision to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements, set by the government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 7.

We offer a structured training programme for those in employment who want to learn, and we work with employers to recruit apprentices seeking an apprenticeship placement.

The programme typically lasts 15 months plus 3 months for End Point Assessment for those working 30+ hours a week.

What does the apprenticeship involve?

You will be taken through the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to be an Early Years Educator which include:

course requirements

You will need to be aged 16 years or over and must be working or applying to work with a company that have agreed that you will be working as an apprentice for this apprenticeship programme. A DBS will be needed in all roles within Early Years and Education.

You will undertake an Initial assessment for both Maths and English prior to enrolment and have gained a minimum requirement of Level 1. If you have passed maths and English GCSE with a Grade A* to C (grade 4 or above) or Functional Key Skills at Level 2, and can evidence this with certificate/s, you will not need to take the Maths and English Functional Skills qualification within the apprenticeship programme.

how will i be assessed?

There is a variety of assessment methods, you will be expected to complete:

  • Observations of practice
  • Reflective accounts
  • Written assignments/tasks
  • Evidence gathering
  • Presentations
  • Guided discussions
  • Witness testimony

Once you have achieved your Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator, Paediatric First Aid and Functional Skills, if required, you will be assessed through an end-point assessment which will include two distinct components:

  • The completion of a multiple-choice test;
  • A professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence.

20% of the training will be delivered off the job and this can include simulation, online learning or training from employers, shadowing, mentoring, industry visits, and support in writing assignments.

APPRENTICESHIPS

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EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR

Level 3

An Early Years Educator plans and supervises child-initiated and adult-led activities that are based around the needs and interests of each individual child. They will support children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play. It is expected that they will have a personal responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure. During their day-to-day role they will observe each child and shape their learning experience to reflect their observations whilst working in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child.

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This Standard is Suitable For:

COURSE SUMMARY

As an Early Years Educator, you will plan and supervise child initiated and adult-led activities which are based around the needs and interests of each individual child, support children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play and have a responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure. You will be a keyworker for a group of children, observing and assessing their development and shaping learning experience to reflect their observations and meeting their care needs such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine. Partnership working with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals, will be required to meet the individual needs of each child and you will also have a responsibility for ensuring that you recognise when a child is in danger and/or at risk of serious harm or abuse and contributing to the health and safety of the children, staff and others on the premises.

Job roles are varied and Early Years Practitioners may work in private and public settings including full day care, children’s centres, pre-schools, reception classes, playgroups, nursery schools, home based provision, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments and local authority provision to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements, set by the government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 7.

We offer a structured training programme for those in employment who want to learn, and we work with employers to recruit apprentices seeking an apprenticeship placement.

The programme typically lasts 15 months plus 3 months for End Point Assessment for those working 30+ hours a week.

What does the apprenticeship involve?

You will be taken through the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to be an Early Years Educator which include:

course requirements

You will need to be aged 16 years or over and must be working or applying to work with a company that have agreed that you will be working as an apprentice for this apprenticeship programme. A DBS will be needed in all roles within Early Years and Education.

You will undertake an Initial assessment for both Maths and English prior to enrolment and have gained a minimum requirement of Level 1. If you have passed maths and English GCSE with a Grade A* to C (grade 4 or above) or Functional Key Skills at Level 2, and can evidence this with certificate/s, you will not need to take the Maths and English Functional Skills qualification within the apprenticeship programme.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

There is a variety of assessment methods, you will be expected to complete:

  • Observations of practice
  • Reflective accounts
  • Written assignments/tasks
  • Evidence gathering
  • Presentations
  • Guided discussions
  • Witness testimony

Once you have achieved your Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator, Paediatric First Aid and Functional Skills, if required, you will be assessed through an end-point assessment which will include two distinct components:

  • The completion of a multiple-choice test;
  • A professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence.

20% of the training will be delivered off the job and this can include simulation, online learning or training from employers, shadowing, mentoring, industry visits, and support in writing assignments.

EARLY YEARS & EDUCATION

EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR

Level 3

Untitled design (96)

An Early Years Educator plans and supervises child-initiated and adult-led activities that are based around the needs and interests of each individual child. They will support children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play. It is expected that they will have a personal responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure. During their day-to-day role they will observe each child and shape their learning experience to reflect their observations whilst working in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child.

Untitled design - 2023-06-29T111807.752

This Standard is Suitable For:

course summary

As an Early Years Educator, you will plan and supervise child initiated and adult-led activities which are based around the needs and interests of each individual child, support children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play and have a responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure. You will be a keyworker for a group of children, observing and assessing their development and shaping learning experience to reflect their observations and meeting their care needs such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine. Partnership working with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals, will be required to meet the individual needs of each child and you will also have a responsibility for ensuring that you recognise when a child is in danger and/or at risk of serious harm or abuse and contributing to the health and safety of the children, staff and others on the premises.

Job roles are varied and Early Years Practitioners may work in private and public settings including full day care, children’s centres, pre-schools, reception classes, playgroups, nursery schools, home based provision, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments and local authority provision to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements, set by the government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 7.

We offer a structured training programme for those in employment who want to learn, and we work with employers to recruit apprentices seeking an apprenticeship placement.

The programme typically lasts 15 months plus 3 months for End Point Assessment for those working 30+ hours a week.

What does the apprenticeship involve?

You will be taken through the skills, knowledge and behaviours required to be an Early Years Educator which include:

course requirements

You will need to be aged 16 years or over and must be working or applying to work with a company that have agreed that you will be working as an apprentice for this apprenticeship programme. A DBS will be needed in all roles within Early Years and Education.

You will undertake an Initial assessment for both maths and English prior to enrolment and have gained a minimum requirement of Entry Level 3. If you have passed Maths and English GCSE with a Grade A* to C (grade 4 or above) or Functional Key Skills at Level 1, and can evidence this with certificate/s, you will not need to take the Maths and English Functional Skills qualification within the apprenticeship programme.

how will i be assessed?

There is a variety of assessment methods, you will be expected to complete:

  • Observations of practice
  • Reflective accounts
  • Written assignments/tasks
  • Evidence gathering
  • Presentations
  • Guided discussions
  • Witness testimony

Once you have achieved your Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator, Paediatric First Aid and Functional Skills, if required, you will be assessed through an end-point assessment which will include two distinct components:

  • The completion of a multiple-choice test;
  • A professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence.

20% of the training will be delivered off the job and this can include simulation, online learning or training from employers, shadowing, mentoring, industry visits, and support in writing assignments.