What will the apprentice be doing?
To work as part of the school team to provide a safe, high quality early years environment for young children.
To work under the direct guidance of teaching staff to undertake work/care/support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.
Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.
Monitor pupils' responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner Apprenticeship - training to take place in house and online.
Functional Skills Level 2 for Maths and English where needed.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
This qualification is about enabling practitioners to step up into mentoring and supervising roles. There may be an opportunity to stay on at the same company and progress to the next level of apprenticeship and you may be able to study further.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Leadership skills
GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4/C) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Early Years Educator (Grade Pass) Essential