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EARLY YEARS & EDUCATION

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Early Years Lead Practitioner

Level 5

As an Early Years Lead Practitioner, you will be a proactive and influential practitioner, working directly with children, skillfully leading day-to-day practice at an operational level, and reporting directly to the head of the setting. As an active practitioner, you will be an effective role model to play-based learning, supporting others to develop their own practice. You will be a highly skilled professional who takes an operational lead for the care, learning and development of all young children within your care, adapting to individual needs and providing inclusive and holistic provision.

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This Standard is Suitable For:

course summary

As an Early Years Lead Practitioner, you will be a proactive and influential practitioner, working directly with children, skillfully leading day-to-day practice at an operational level, and reporting directly to the head of the setting (The Manager, The Leader, The Director). As an active practitioner, you will be an effective role model to play-based learning, supporting others to develop their own practice. You will be a highly skilled professional who takes an operational lead for the care, learning and development of all young children within your care, adapting to individual needs and providing inclusive and holistic provision. You will engage with sector developments both locally and nationally, with a commitment to developing your own professional and educational competencies. In your daily work, you will interact with children aged birth to eight years, families, practitioners, other professionals and appropriate agencies and be responsible for supporting the quality of learning and development in your setting.

Job roles are varied, and Early Years Lead Practitioners may work in day nurseries, playgroups, nursery schools, pre-schools, kindergartens, primary schools, hospitals, social care settings, out-of-school environments and local authority provision.

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 18 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 Lead Practitioner 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 has 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 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner standard and Functional Skills, if required, you will be assessed through an end-point assessment which will include three distinct components:

  • An observation with questions;
  • A professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence;
  • Case study with report and presentation and questioning.

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 LEAD PRACTITIONER

Level 5

Untitled design (96)

As an Early Years Lead Practitioner, you will be a proactive and influential practitioner, working directly with children, skillfully leading day-to-day practice at an operational level, and reporting directly to the head of the setting. As an active practitioner, you will be an effective role model to play-based learning, supporting others to develop their own practice. You will be a highly skilled professional who takes an operational lead for the care, learning and development of all young children within your care, adapting to individual needs and providing inclusive and holistic provision.

Untitled design - 2023-06-30T134055.816

This Standard is Suitable For:

course summary

As an Early Years Lead Practitioner, you will be a proactive and influential practitioner, working directly with children, skillfully leading day-to-day practice at an operational level, and reporting directly to the head of the setting (The Manager, The Leader, The Director). As an active practitioner, you will be an effective role model to play-based learning, supporting others to develop their own practice. You will be a highly skilled professional who takes an operational lead for the care, learning and development of all young children within your care, adapting to individual needs and providing inclusive and holistic provision. You will engage with sector developments both locally and nationally, with a commitment to developing your own professional and educational competencies. In your daily work, you will interact with children aged birth to eight years, families, practitioners, other professionals and appropriate agencies and be responsible for supporting the quality of learning and development in your setting.

Job roles are varied, and Early Years Lead Practitioners may work in day nurseries, playgroups, nursery schools, pre-schools, kindergartens, primary schools, hospitals, social care settings, out-of-school environments and local authority provision.

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 18 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 Lead Practitioner 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 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner standard and Functional Skills, if required, you will be assessed through an end-point assessment which will include three distinct components:

  • An observation with questions;
  • A professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence;
  • Case study with report and presentation and questioning.

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.