Childcare Sector

Level 2 - Early Years Practitioner

The broad purpose of the occupation is to work and interact directly with children on a day-to-day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes within the ethos of the setting.

Duration: 12 Months

For those undertaking an apprenticeship route, the additional components will be delivered alongside the core qualification.

  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English
  • Attempt Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths

Level 3 - Early Years Educator

The Level 3 Early Years Educator is designed for apprentices who want to further develop their skills, knowledge and behaviours for a job role involving Early Years Educators, and other job roles such as nursery nurse and childminders, are highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.

Duration: 18 Months

For those undertaking an apprenticeship route, the additional components will be delivered alongside the core qualification.

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths

Level 5 - Early Years Lead Practitioner

The Level 5 Lead Early Years Practitioner is designed for apprentices working in a range of settings which can include day nurseries, playgroups, nursery schools, pre-schools, kindergartens, primary schools, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments and local authority provision.

Duration:24 Months

For those undertaking an apprenticeship route, the additional components will be delivered alongside the core qualification.

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths