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CYPW – Early Years Educator Level 3

COURSE OVERVIEW

The Early Years Educator apprenticeship prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with and care for children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.

A Level 3 apprentice should be working at a level where they may either be working on their own or supervising others, the apprentice should have prior experience of the sector and be employed in a position whereby they would be able to demonstrate the competencies required at this level.

This qualification is designed for those working in childcare e.g. nurseries, pre-schools, crèches, etc. Job roles include Early Years Worker, Nursery Worker/Supervisor and Nursery Nurse/Nursery Teaching Assistant.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

This qualification requires you to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to work with and care for children from birth to 5 years.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

As part of the apprenticeship you will complete a Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce. You will be required to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and skills and in the following areas:

  • Health and well-being
  • Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
  • Play, development and learning for school readiness
  • Professional development

WHERE DO I STUDY?

You will work towards the qualification in the workplace.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

This qualification will take 12 – 18 months to complete.

WHAT DOES THE COURSE LEAD TO?

Achievement of this pathway will enable apprentices to access higher level jobs within the sector, e.g. Nursery Supervisor, Nursery Manager, Pre-school Manager/Co-ordinator, etc. There is also opportunity for apprentices to go on to further study at higher levels, particularly working towards Foundation Degrees in Early Years.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.


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