Children and Young People’s Workforce (Early Years Educator) Apprenticeship Level 3

Apprenticeships are an ideal way to recruit and develop new staff who are keen to make a difference in the lives of young children.


You will attend college for between half a day and one day per week.

Topics studied include:

  • Employment responsibilities and rights
  • Effective communication
  • Equality and inclusion
  • Child development
  • Safeguarding
  • Working in partnership

Entry Requirements

You must have an employer to support you through your Apprenticeship and give you time off work to attend college.  Many people find their own job or are already employed, but if not college staff can try and help find you employment.  There can be no guarantee of employment, however.

You will need to be at least 17 years old

You are required to have GCSE English and Maths at grade 4/C or above

You need to have completed the level 2 Childcare apprenticeship qualification

You will also need to have a satisfactory DBS check.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed by a qualified tutor in the workplace and produce a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates your knowledge and professional competence.


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Fees & Funding

As an apprentice it will not cost you anything to do the course.  If you are aged 19 or over your employer will be expected to make a contribution of £300 towards your fee.


For more information on applying for this course please see the Apply page.

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