Advanced Apprenticeship for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (Early Years Educator)

This apprenticeship is suitable for people who are working in children or young people’s services in a role that either involves working alone or supervising others.

Mandatory Units

  • Understand Children’s Early Years Education and Development
  • Promote the Health, Safety and Well-being of Children in Early Years Settings
  • Implementing Early Years Foundation Stage
  • Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Early Years Settings
  • Plan and Provide Effective Teaching and Learning in Early Years Settings
  • Make Accurate and Productive Use of Assessment in Early Years Settings
  • Develop Effective and Informed Professional Practice in Early Years Settings
  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • Partnership Working in Early Years

Learners and employers can also choose from a variety of units available from the optional groups to make up the remaining credits for the qualification.

The apprenticeship is delivered through a combination of training, guidance, support, self-study and activities in the workplace. On and off job training either through group sessions or on a one-to-one basis. The NVQ will be assessed using varied methods depending on learning style, including direct observation in the workplace. A portfolio of evidence is required.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however candidates should have basic literacy, communication and ICT skills. Click here to view our latest apprentice job vacancies.

Course Progression

For those who achieve an advanced apprenticeship and progress to a managerial role there are opportunities to undertake a higher apprenticeship, which focuses on leadership and management in care settings.

Below are some possible future careers:

Nursery Manager


Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Portage Home Visitor

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