Childcare and Teacher Training

Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course can start at various times during the year. This qualification will take one to two years to complete depending on experience.

Entry requirements
  • Learners will need to be at least 16 years of age. Some settings require you to have a suitable Level 2 qualification in Health and Social Care or Childcare and four GCSEs at grade C/4 plus GCSE English at grade 4 or above
  • It is desirable that you have English and maths at grade C or above but this is not essential as Functional Skills can be delivered as part of the Apprenticeship programme
  • You will need to find an employer to employ you as an apprentice.
  • Please see our Apprenticeship vacancieshttps://www.barnsley.ac.uk/our-departments/apprenticeships/apprenticeship-vacancies/
  • As your programme may involve working with children, you will be required to undertake a satisfactory Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
You will achieve

You will achieve a Cache Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF

Last updated: 12th Dec 2017

Course overview

This apprenticeship will prepare you to become Early Years Educators, enabling you to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.

Course content

You will study all appropriate units listed below until you achieve an agreed number of credits for your route option. You will also study:

  • Employment, Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) booklet
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT (If not already achieved)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Units

  • Theme 1: Health and well–being
  • Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
  • Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness
  • Theme 4: Professional development

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed using a portfolio of evidence, observations in the workplace and assignments. You will be assessed both in college and in your place of work.

What equipment will I need?

You will be required to provide pens and paper or computer.

 

Where will I study?

You will study within the workplace and attend classes at Barnsley College, Old Mill Lane Campus, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2YW.

What can I do next?

Upon completion you could progress onto further study relating to your role or apply for job roles.

How much does the course cost?

There is no cost to being an apprentice. All costs associated with your apprenticeship, including the cost of training and your salary, will be paid by your employer.

 

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Apprenticeship Team

For further information please contact the team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email: info@barnsley.ac.uk

 

 

Want to join Barnsley Sports Academy and the Sports Village?

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths or a higher level maths qualification we can help you do that too.

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.

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Disclaimer

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship