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Apprenticeship Standard: Early Years Educator

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship Standard: Early Years Educator

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

Course Code: AACYEY Duration: 2 Years Attendance: Apprenticeship Location: Farnborough Campus Start Date: 06/09/2021    
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Overview

About the course

The training programme is intended for new or existing staff working in or providing support within a child care environment. It is suitable for people in job roles such as those working in childcare e.g. nurseries, pre-schools, crèches, Residential Care, etc as key worker or working on own such as a childminder.

Learners will choose a pathway which relates to their workplace. There are two pathways; Residential Care or Early Years Educator.

This training programme is mainly delivered and assessed in the workplace. There are also monthly off the job workshops for the Early Years Pathway held at Farnborough College of Technology.

Apprenticeships are a proven way of increasing staff retention and productivity, and enable employers to recruit and train the employees to meet the specific needs of their business.

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Your course

What modules are covered?

1. Level 3 Diploma in Children’s learning development

Mandatory Units:

  • Understand Children’s Early Years Education and Development
  • Implementing Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Early Years Settings
  • Plan and Provide Effective Teaching and Learning in Early Years Settings
  • Make Accurate and Productive Use of Assessment in Early Years Settings
  • Develop Effective and Informed Professional Practice in Early Years Settings
  • Promote the Health, Safety and Well-being of Children in Early Years Settings
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Partnership Working in Early Years

Further optional units will need to be completed to achieve this qualification.

2. Level 3 Paediatric first aid  

3. Functional Skills: English & Maths Level 2 (if necessary)

4. You will be taught about expected behaviours for the industry and general employment.

5. End point assessment is the final stage of your apprenticeship and you must pass this to achieve your apprenticeship.  It is the chance to show the skills, knowledge and behaviours you have gained throughout you apprenticeship.

Find out about the new standard, click on the link:

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/early-years-educator/

How will I be assessed?

The apprenticeship program is assessed in the workplace with weekly workshops with Farnborough College of Technology.

 There will also be an End Point Assessment (EPA), which would take a maximum of 3 months. This will include:

Assessment Method 1: Knowledge Test    

Assessment Method 2: Professional Discussion underpinned by a Portfolio

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Your future

What Next?

With additional experience, an Early Years Educator can become the manager of an early years setting.

Completing this apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to study a degree in Early Years Education:

https://www.farn-ct.ac.uk/adult-learners/courses/childcare-and-early-years/3399/

If you would like to enrol on the course or have any questions,
please contact our Business Services Team at business@farn-ct.ac.uk
or by phone on 01252 407299

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Entry Requirements

What is the entry process?

If you would like to enrol on the course or have any questions,
please contact our
Business Services Team at business@farn-ct.ac.uk
or by phone on 01252 407299

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

The entry criteria are staff aged 16 and over with GCSEs A*-C / 9-4 in Maths and English. GCSE’s will be considered along with the results of an initial assessment.

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