This Apprenticeship aims to give you the underpinning knowledge and practical experience you need to work with children under 8 years old in variety of settings, including nurseries, pre-schools and schools. Areas covered include safeguarding, observation, assessment, partnership working and planning and implementing activities, opportunities and educational programmes. As an apprentice, you will work at your placement for four days a week and spend one day a week at College. For the main component of your qualification, you will attend workshops once a week for the first term and monthly thereafter.
You must have GCSEs in English and Maths at grade A to C and a relevant Level 2 qualification or previous experience of working in a Childcare setting. You need to be working in a relevant workplace for the duration of the course and have DBS (Police) clearance. This is normally processed by your employer.
Gaining this Advanced Apprenticeship and further work experience means you can apply for Higher Education courses, such as the Foundation degree in Early Years Care & Education available at the University Centre Yeovil. On completion of this course, you can also apply for roles in a variety of settings, including schools, day nurseries, private families, playgroups, after school clubs and crèches. Possible posts include Nursery Practitioner, Crèche Worker Special Needs Assistant, or Pre School Assistant.