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Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5 Apprenticeship

Programme Type: Apprenticeship
Availability: Isle of Wight only

Is it for me?

If you're passionate about working with children, leading day to day practices at an operational level and supporting others to develop their own practice this Apprenticeship is for you.

Essential Information

Entry Requirements
Maths and English at Level 2 (GCSE A-C / 4-9 or equivalent). If you don’t have evidence, please contact us to discuss the options available. DBS Check
Course Length
24 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
  • Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5 Apprenticeship


This Apprenticeship is suitable for those working in a range of settings including, day nurseries, play groups, nursery schools, pre schools, primary schools and social care settings. In this role you will be responsible for supporting the quality of learning and development in your setting.
What will I learn?

During your Apprenticeship you will gain a wide range of knowledge and skills including promoting the health and wellbeing of children, taking the lead and providing support to disseminate best practice in assessment and planning to meet children’s needs and extend their development in the environment in which you are responsible.

How will I be assessed?

Throughout your Apprenticeship you will work closely with your HTP Training Consultant who will provide continuous assessment and feedback to ensure you successfully complete your qualifications and apprenticeship standard. Once you have completed your formal training you will demonstrate what you have learnt through a professional discussion, online presentation and an observation with questions.

Are there many jobs in this field?

All organisations working directly with children aged birth-8 years, families, practitioners and other professionals require leaders to manage the operational aspects of the setting. This Apprenticeship will give you the skills and knowledge you need to fulfil the role of deputy managers, senior and lead practitioners, preschool leader and early years coordinators.

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?

On completion of this Apprenticeship you will be able to progress onto a degree level apprenticeship.
Contact us now and get onto your career-boosting Apprenticeship

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