Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Level 3

Course Information

  • Course Code: CC573SD
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Validated by: NCFE


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. They may either be working on their own or supervising others to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by Government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

What will I study?

Level 3 Early Years Educator

Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid

  • Plans and supervises child initiated and adult led activities which are based around the needs and interests of each individual child
  • Supports children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play
  • Has key person responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure
  • Observes each child and shapes their learning experience to reflect their observations
  • Meets the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine
  • Works in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child

Entry Requirements

Maths and English A*- C or 9-4; if this is not held then functional skills will be included within the apprenticeship. DBS Check must be completed.

How will I be assessed?

Knowledge Test, Professional Discussion & Portfolio and EPA

What can I do next?

Advanced Early Years Level 4 or a Professional Course

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