Information on our Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard qualification.
Duration: Typically, 18 months Level: 3
Early Years Educators, and other job roles such as nursery nurse and childminders, are highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. They work in a range of settings including full day care, children’s centres, pre-schools, reception classes and as childminders.
This qualification is suitable for a range of learners, either working or wishing to work in early years education and care.
The apprentice must achieve the following on-programme assessment requirements prior to Gateway:
The decision to take an apprentice through Gateway is made between the employer, Independent Training Provider and apprentice. The apprentice must have achieved all the required on-programme elements before they enter Gateway and completed a minimum of 372 days on programme.
The Knowledge Test features 35 multiple choice questions carrying one mark each.
The Professional Discussion is a structured discussion of 90 minutes underpinned by the Portfolio.
Overall Grading is Fail, Pass or Distinction.
achievement of this qualification learners can progress into various job roles
in the statutory, voluntary or private sectors such as:
• Assistant in Children’s Centres
• Practitioner in nursery schools
• Practitioner in reception classes in primary schools
• Pre-school worker
Learners can progress to the Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner or other higher-level early years qualifications. With additional experience, an Early Years Educator can become the manager of an early years setting.