Advanced Apprenticeship in Early Years Educator


Enrolment Requirements

You must:
 Be employed at an early years nursery for 30 hours per week, working with children aged
under five.
 Be in the correct role within nursery to achieve the qualification
 You will be required to achieve Level 2 standard in English, Level 2 in maths and ICT if you have not already done so. You must produce existing copies of English, maths or ICT certificates to assess their relevance if you have already completed the required standard. A decision will be made once these certificates have been seen. Otherwise all apprentices will need to attend weekly functional skills sessions from the beginning of their programme.
You will require a DBS Clearance.

What will I learn on this Course?

On this course you will look more closely at the work you do with children (0-5 years) in the
following areas:
 Enabling children to learn
 Promoting health and wellbeing
 Special educational needs
 Working with families
 Implementing change.
Learners will develop and use skills of leadership, mentoring, coaching and reflection as they
complete the qualification through work-based learning opportunities.

Assessment and Awarding body: Cache

You will complete an E Portfolio of evidence which will hold all assessments completed. You will be assessed using a variety of methods, such as:
 Assignments
 Observations of you working with children
 Reflective accounts
 Professional discussion
 And many more.
It is expected that you will spend around 20% of your contracted time “off the job training” and will attend workshops every three to four weeks. You will need the support and approval of your employer who will work closely with you to review your progress. You will need to access One File e portfolio to work on assignments as part of your off the job training in the work place.


You will be working in an early years environment and receiving training in the work place as well as the classroom where you will learn underpinning knowledge for the qualification. You may also be attending weekly functional skills sessions. You must attend all sessions to ensure you progress through your qualification.

What else do I need to know?

You must be employed by an early years setting for 24 months to complete the required assessments. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate is required to be employed by an early years setting. This course would suit learners who are looking to develop leadership and specialist skills for use in their current role, or in preparation to take on a specialist role such as a Special Educational Needs Coordinator or a Physical Activity and Nutrition Coordinator. It would also suit learners who want to progress to further learning to take on a position of leadership within the setting.

What Could I do next?

This qualification will prepare learners for study at a higher level, for example a Foundation Degree in Early Years or Graduate programs.

Course Start Date(s)

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Course Length

24 months

Course Price

Full Fee

Discounted Fee

Full Concession

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