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Children and Young Peoples Workforce Level 3 Apprenticeship at Kent Training & Apprenticeships

Course description

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Early Years will help you develop skills and knowledge to provide a professional and effective supervisory role in a childcare environment.

As part of your Apprenticeship you will work as a team and lead on specific aspects, to ensure the provision of a high quality childcare service.

Course content

You will work towards the achievement of the Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner, this includes technical knowledge and embeds Personal Learning and Thinking Skills. All Apprentices complete an e-portfolio to demonstrate competence and knowledge.

The following are topics that will be covered:

•Developing effective study skills

•Understanding and promoting the development of children and young people.

•Promotion of equality and inclusion

•Principles of Safeguarding policies and procedures in early years settings

•Promote children/s health and welfare in an early years setting

•Continuous professional development using reflective practice in the early years sector

•Promote partnership working with parents.

•Working in partnership with colleagues and other professionals in early years settings

Functional Skills Level 2 ICT is a required component of the Apprenticeship, this is an exam based and course work is delivered by a combination of remote assessment and one to one support.

GCSE English and maths at Grade C or above is an entry requirement.

A unit in Employee Rights and Responsibilities will also be a requirement of the Apprenticeship. This helps the Apprentice understand the aspects of employment, issues and legislation that relates to their work.

It is expected that you will complete this programme within 24 months.

Entry requirements

We require all prospective candidates to take an initial assessment of Literacy and Numeracy. You will be required to have an interview to ensure that the programme is the right one for you.


All Apprentices will have direct observation within the work place, by their assessor to enable them to collate evidence and show competency.

All Apprentices be expected to self-study, undertake research, provide reflective accounts and evidence specific to the job role.

Financial information

The national minimum wage for apprentices is £2.73 per hour. Some employers will pay more and some will pay travel expenses

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 February 2015
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