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Children and Young Peoples Workforce (Early Years) Advanced Apprenticeship - 2019:20

Location:  Guildford College
Course Code:  OD10WP1A002P
Year:  2019:20
FT/PT:  Part-Time
Exam Board: City and Guilds of London Institute
Level: 3
Fees (Levy): £ 2500 (Levy paying Employers)
Fees (Non-Levy): £ 125 (Non Levy Paying Employers with 50+ Employees OR any Employer recruiting 19+ yrs Apprentices)
Fees (SME): £ 0 (SME Employers with less than 50 Employees, recruiting 16-18yrs Apprentices)
Other Fees: Advanced Apprenticeships may have additional individual costs, we recommend you check with the college.
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Content / Overview

Suitable for learners interested in an Apprenticeship to gain a Level 3 Diploma as an Early Years Practitioner. You will be required to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of early years education and care, including that they can support and promote children's early education and development, plan and provide effective care, teaching and learning that enables children to progress and prepares them for school, make accurate and productive use of assessment, develop effective and informed practice, safeguard and promote the health, safety and welfare of children, work in partnership with the key person, colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals.

Course Modules

  • Child development
  • Professional development
  • Safeguarding children
  • Diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Positive behaviour and transitions
  • Working in partnerships
  • Promoting children's speech, language and communication
  • Theories underpinning practice
  • Supporting children's activities

Why Study Here

The main qualification and Functional Skills (English & Maths) are delivered in the workplace by an occupational competent assessor. Guidance will be provided on a 1 to 1 basis. Meetings will be arranged to meet learners individual needs and requirements. GCSE Classes- Attending College one evening a week

Suitable For

Those who work with children in a range of settings.

Application Method

Application followed by individual interview

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade C or above in Maths/English Language or both.

Delivery Method

Delivery method – how is the course taught/what teaching methods are used? Delivered within the workplace, meeting with assessor around every 2/3 weeks to get support and guidance to meet the criteria throughout the course.


Observation, written questions, oral questioning, witness statements, work products and discussion. Functional Skills and GCSE - Exam

Further Study

You could progress on to an Early Childhood Studies Foundation Degree or similar.


Possible careers could include Nursery Nurse, Nanny, Classroom Assistant, Pre-school Supervisor, Teaching Assistant, Family Support Worker.


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