Course Title Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship
Level: 3
Code M06-A

Overview of the Course

The content of the course will cover areas to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting in an Early Years setting and working with children 0-5 years. An Early Years Educator must know and understand: Child development 0-7, Safeguarding and welfare, Communication and Professional Relationships, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Health and Well-being, Play and Learning, Plan, Observe and Assess Children, Partnership Working, Personal Learning and Thinking skills, Employment Rights and Responsibilities. This course will involve 20% of your time to be dedicated to off the job training.

What are the entry requirements?

Initial assessment and diagnostic testing on maths and English will take place prior to commencement of apprenticeship. You may also hold the Level 2 Early Years Educator apprenticeship, the Level 2 Children and Young People's Workforce apprenticeship or have prior experience. This will be individually assessed.


You may progress onto the Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner or the Early Years Foundation Degree.

Course Duration

13-24 months.

Apprentice Benefits

  •  Earn while you learn
  •  Learning skills that employers want
  •  Excellent progression routes
  •  Increase career opportunities and earning potential
  •  Improve your confidence

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are a vital part of your apprenticeship. They provide the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. Functional skills are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and the level you will work towards will depend on the previous qualifications you have achieved, the results of an assessment prior to your apprenticeship and the requirements of the apprenticeship you are completing. If you have not already achieved Level 2 English and maths you must study for and take the tests for Level 2 English and maths and achieve Level 1 English and maths for Level 2 Apprenticeship.


Your assessor will visit you on a regular basis and support you with developing your electronic portfolio which is used as evidence for your end point assessment. At these meetings observations, professional discussions, question and answer sessions and reviews will take place.

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