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Children and Young People's Workforce: Early Years Educator

This information is taken from an apprenticeship framework. It sets out what qualifications the apprentice can achieve.

Summary of this apprenticeship framework

Level
3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)
Typical length
20 months
Current funding band
Up to £2,500 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements
Your chosen training provider can advise you about entry requirements for apprentices.
Suitable roles for apprentices
  • Nursery Nurse / Nursery Teaching Assistant
  • Nursery Worker/ Nursery Supervisor
Your chosen training provider can advise you about the kinds of skills apprentices will learn.
Qualifications

Apprentices will also achieve a theory-based (or 'knowledge') qualification:

  • Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care, Children and Young People's Settings (RQF)

Apprentices will achieve a practical and theory-based (or 'combined') qualification:

  • Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (Early Years Educator) (RQF)
  • Diploma for the Children's Workforce (Early Years Educator)
  • Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator)
  • Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)
  • Diploma in Children's Learning and Development (Early Years Educator)
  • Diploma in Children's Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) (RQF)
  • Diploma in Early Learning and Childcare (Early Years Educator)
  • Diploma in Early Years Education and Childcare (Early Years Educator)

Your chosen training provider can advise you about the qualifications open to apprentices as they can change depending on individual and other circumstances.

Professional registration
None specified.