Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Level 3


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You can gain the training you need to become an Early Years Educator by engaging with this apprenticeship opportunity.

The programme will enable you to work with children from birth to five-years-old and gain knowledge about the development of children aged five to seven.

Importantly, you must already be working in an Early Years setting and have the freedom to work independently within a Level 3 role.

Why choose Brock for Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Level 3?

At Brockenhurst College we have over 30 years of experience in delivering high-quality apprenticeships.

We are passionate about providing students with the best learning environment, including access to industry-standard facilities and resources, plus teachers with relevant industry experience.

As a learner, you will also have access to the College’s additional support for apprentices.

Teaching & learning

You will build a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates a range of appropriate skills and knowledge. You will do this with the guidance and support of your college assessor.

You will be issued with workbooks to help you acquire and consolidate your knowledge. You will also be observed in the workplace before discussing and reflecting on your performance.

Training structure

There are four themes through which you will gain a range of important knowledge and skills.

Here is a breakdown of each theme:

Theme 1: Health and Wellbeing

Through this you will learn to:

  • Support healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition.
  • Promote healthy lifestyles for children through exercise.
  • Support Children’s physical care routines.
  • Promote the emotional wellbeing of children.
  • Understand how to support children who are unwell.


Theme 2: Legislation, Frameworks and Professional Practice

Through this you will learn to:

  • Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children.
  • Follow legislation relating to the health and safety of children.
  • Follow legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice.
  • Work in partnership.


Theme 3: Play, Development and Learning for School Readiness

Through this you will learn to:

  • Understand the value of play in early years.
  • Plan, lead and review play opportunities that support children’s learning and development.
  • Promote enabling play environments.
  • Develop children’s emerging literacy skills.
  • Develop children’s emerging mathematical skills.
  • Support children’s transition to school.
  • Develop children’s cognitive skills.
  • Promote children’s speech, language and communication.
  • Promote children’s physical development.
  • Promote children’s personal, social and emotional development.
  • Support children with additional needs.
  • Use observation, assessment and planning to promote children’s development.
  • Use longitudinal studies to observe, assess and plan for children’s needs.


Theme 4: Professional Development

Through this you will learn to:

Engage in professional development.

Minimum entry requirements

  • GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 or above.
  • Functional Skills Maths, English and IT will be included in your programme if you have not achieved at least GCSE grade 4. 
  • Experience in an early years setting is desirable. 

How will I be assessed?

One-to-one support within your work environment will be supported by additional training in functional skills.

Information & support

You will need a computer and internet access to follow your programme and be able to access the appropriate learning resources.

What can I do with this Apprenticeship?

Once you have completed your Level 3 qualification you may wish to engage with the logical progression route, which may include studying at foundation degree level and then progressing to higher education.

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