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Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship

Programme Type: Apprenticeship
Availability: Isle of Wight only
Nursery children and teacher

Is it for me?

If you would like to further your career in the support of learning and development of young children from birth to 5 years this apprenticeship will provide you with the opportunity, knowledge and skills you need.

Essential Information

Entry Requirements
No formal entry requirements
Course Length
18 months
Start Date
Set by the employer
Mainly in the workplace. Some knowledge sessions and testing may take place at one of our campuses.
Qualifications Achievable

Level 3 Diploma for Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid

Maths & English Level 2 if required



This Apprenticeship will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need for the role of Early Years Educator, and other job roles such as nursery nurse and childminder, enabling you to become a highly trained professional who plays a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. This will enable you to take on additional responsibilities in a range of settings including full day care, children’s centres, pre schools, reception classes and as childminders.
What will I learn?

During your Apprenticeship you develop the wide range of skills and confidence you need to plan and supervise child-initiated and adult-led activities to meet the needs and interests of each individual child working in partnership with colleagues, parents and other professionals. You will also gain a deeper understanding of the theories which underpin how children learn and develop and how this may be affected by their stage of development and individual circumstances. In addition you will gain an insight into the strategies to extend children’s learning and thinking and develop early literacy and mathematics skills.

How will I be assessed?

During your Apprenticeship you will work alongside your Training Consultant who will provide continuous assessment and feedback to ensure you successfully complete your diploma and apprenticeship standard. On completion of your programme you will demonstrate what you have learnt through a multiple choice test and professional discussion based on the portfolio of evidence you will have built during your Apprenticeship.

What advice and guidance can I expect to receive?

From the time you contact us, during training, and after you complete your programme, our experienced staff are on hand to provide you with the help and advice you need to achieve your career aspirations. More information about the Careers Programme we offer can be found on our Support Page or contact one of our Recruitment and Careers Advisors using our Contact Form or by calling 01983 533926.

Need to go deeper into the details of this Apprenticeship?

Full, up-to-date details of this Apprenticeship can be found on the Institute for Apprenticeships website here:

What can I do after this Apprenticeship?

Following successful completion of your Apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to progress onto the Early Years Lead Practitioner Higher Level Apprenticeship
Contact us now and get onto your career-boosting Apprenticeship

Newport Old Grammar School Campus: 01983 533926