Early Years practitioner Apprenticeship

29512O0/P | Parsons Walk Centre, Wigan
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Is this course for me?

This occupation is found in a range of private and public settings including; full day care, children's centres, pre-schools, reception classes, playgroups, nursery schools, home based provision, hospitals, social care settings, out of school environments and local authority provision to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by government for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 in both indoor and outdoor environments. 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. An EYP works as part of a professional team ensuring the welfare and care for children under the guidance and supervision of an Early Years Educator, teacher or other suitably qualified professional the Early Years Workforce. In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with parents, children, colleagues and wider multi agency professionals and partners such as health visitors, social workers and speech and language therapists. Individuals will undergo all checks as per the EYFS requirements to ensure suitability to work with children. Due to the nature and level of responsibility it is not anticipated that the role would have any budgetary or leadership responsibilities. They will be responsible for supporting child initiated and adult led activities based around the needs and interests of each individual child, supporting children's learning through planned, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes and working as part of a team to ensure each child feels safe and secure. An EYP will also support the observation and assessment of each child and contribute to their learning experiences and assist with the care needs of the individual child such as teeth, skin, hair, feeding, changing nappies and toileting under direction of a more senior member of the team. They will also work in partnerships with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals, with support from a more senior member of the team, to meet the individual needs of each child. They will also have a responsibility for ensuring that they recognise when a child is in danger and/or at risk of serious harm or abuse and contributing to the health and safety of the children, staff and others on the premises. Information from Institute for Apprenticeship and Technical Education 2021.

What will I study?

In this apprenticeship you will be learning the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be successful in your chosen role, these include: How children learn and the expected pattern of babies and children's development from birth to 5 years and their further development from ages 5 to 7. Areas of development include: cognitive, speech, language and communication, physical, emotional, social, brain development and literacy and numeracy. How babies' and young children's learning and development can be affected by their stage of development, well-being and individual circumstances. Own role and responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and security, including child protection, reporting and confidentiality of information. The signs and symptoms which may indicate that a child is injured, unwell (including common childhood illnesses and allergies) or in need of urgent medical/ dental attention. The importance of reflective practice and continued professional development to improve own skills and early years practice. Demonstrate skills and understanding for the prevention and control of infection, including hand washing, food preparation and hygiene, dealing with spillages safely, safe disposal of waste, using correct personal protective equipment. Care and compassion - provide the very best childcare to every child every day combined with the ability to identify opportunities for development. Observe children, assess, plan and record the outcomes, sharing results accurately and confidentially in line with expected statutory framework and setting's requirements.

How will I be assessed?

All apprentices now complete an end-point assessment to complete their qualification.This is delivered by an independent end-point assessment organisation with no affiliation to the employer or training provider .This is a national requirement and endpoint assessments are carried out by a third party assessor . End point assessments use a variety of assessment methods depending on the apprenticeship standard these can include:Professional DiscussionsInterviews Showcase portfoliosPractical assessment of skillTheory assessmentsAssignments and more

What qualifications do I need?

Employers are looking for apprentices who have GCSE Maths and english at Grade 4. Level 2 - A minimum of 5 GCSEs, graded 9-3 or equivalent, including Maths or english. Level 3 - 6 - A minimum of 5 GCSEs, graded 9-4 or equivalent, including Maths or english.

What can I progress onto?

Provides progression onto level 3 apprenticeships and courses.

Other Information

If you don't currently have an employer and would like to undertake an apprenticeship, take a look at our vacancies at www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/Apprenticeship-Vacancies. https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/early-years-practitioner-v1-0

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Free for eligible learners? Is Loan Available?
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Primary and Nursery Education Teaching Professionals

Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction to children at all levels up to the age of entry into secondary education.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

0.23%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£15,436
Entry
£34,561
Median
£54,234
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Assists with or plans and develops curriculum and rota of teaching duties.
  • Discusses progress with student, parents and/or other education professionals.
  • Supervises teaching assistants and trainees.
  • Undertakes pastoral duties.
  • Teaches simple songs and rhymes, reads stories and organises various activities to promote language, social and physical development.
  • Supervises students and maintains classroom discipline.
  • Maintains records of students.
  • Prepares students for external examinations and administers and invigilates these examinations.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises and examinations to record and evaluate students.
  • Prepares and delivers courses and lessons in accordance with curriculum requirements and teaches a range of subjects.

Knowledge

English Language Education and Training Psychology Computers and Electronics Mathematics Clerical Customer and Personal Service Sociology and Anthropology Public Safety and Security Administration and Management

Skills

Learning Strategies Monitoring Reading Comprehension Speaking Active Learning Active Listening Writing Critical Thinking Mathematics Science
Apply Now for Early Years practitioner Apprenticeship

Special Needs Education Teaching Professionals

Special needs education teaching professionals organise and provide instruction at a variety of different levels to children who have emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties or physical disabilities. These professionals may also work with exceptionally gifted pupils.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

0.61%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£10,983
Entry
£34,203
Median
£65,495
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Discusses student.
  • Updates and maintains students.
  • Liaises with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists.
  • Supervises students in classroom and maintains discipline.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises to record and evaluate students progress.
  • Encourages the student to develop self-help skills to circumvent the limitations imposed by their disability.
  • Develops and adapts conventional teaching methods to meet the individual student.
  • Gives instruction, using techniques appropriate to the student.
  • Assesses student.
  • Creates a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment for students.

Knowledge

Education and Training Psychology English Language Customer and Personal Service Therapy and Counselling Mathematics Computers and Electronics Clerical

Skills

Learning Strategies Monitoring Active Listening Reading Comprehension Speaking Writing Active Learning Critical Thinking Mathematics
Apply Now for Early Years practitioner Apprenticeship

Nursery Nurses and Assistants

Nursery nurses and assistants care for children from birth up to seven years of age in day or residential nurseries, children’s homes, maternity units and similar establishments.

Requirements: Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Opportunities

5.79%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£7,883
Entry
£17,045
Median
£24,292
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Communicates with parents and colleagues on children.
  • Writes reports on children.
  • Reads stories, organises counting games to help develop language and number skills.
  • Plans and organises games and other activities and supervises children.
  • Supervises young children at mealtimes.
  • Baths, dresses, prepares feed for and feeds babies, changes babies clothing whenever necessary.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service Psychology English Language

Skills

Learning Strategies Critical Thinking Reading Comprehension Monitoring Writing Active Listening Speaking Active Learning
Apply Now for Early Years practitioner Apprenticeship

Playworkers

Playworkers deliver and facilitate play opportunities for children in a range of formal and informal settings including play groups, play schemes, free play locations, and in pre- and after-school activities.

Requirements: Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Opportunities

2.66%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£2,278
Entry
£7,519
Median
£24,019
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Liaises with parents, carers and colleagues and keeps appropriate records.
  • Puts away equipment and cleans premises after use.
  • Organises and supervises children.
  • Organises and supervises children on excursions.
  • Encourages children.
  • Provides play areas and prepares materials for a wide range of children.
  • Supervises children.

Knowledge

Psychology Education and Training English Language

Skills

Learning Strategies Active Listening Reading Comprehension Critical Thinking Speaking Writing Monitoring Active Learning
Apply Now for Early Years practitioner Apprenticeship

Teaching Assistants

Teaching assistants assist teachers with their day-to-day classroom work and with routine administrative tasks.

Requirements: Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Opportunities

0.08%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£8,388
Entry
£17,498
Median
£24,007
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Helps with outings and other out-of-classroom activities.
  • Makes simple teaching aids and constructs thematic displays of educational material or children.
  • Assists children with washing or dressing for outdoor and similar activities.
  • Listens to children read, reads to them or tells stories.
  • Looks after lesson materials such as paper, pencils and crayons.
  • Assists teacher with preparation or clearing up of classroom.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service English Language

Skills

Learning Strategies Critical Thinking Monitoring Reading Comprehension Writing Active Listening Speaking Active Learning
Apply Now for Early Years practitioner Apprenticeship

Educational Support Assistants

Educational support assistants work with teachers to provide one-to-one support for children with particular learning needs.

Requirements: Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Opportunities

0.72%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£7,454
Entry
£16,555
Median
£23,240
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Provides feedback to teachers and completes and maintains records.
  • Attends to child.
  • Helps and encourages child to communicate.
  • Implements care programmes, as appropriate.
  • Identifies signs of distress and offers reassurance.
  • Helps child understand instruction through a variety of means and encourages self-confidence and independence.
  • Supports schoolwork under teacher.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service Education and Training English Language

Skills

Learning Strategies Critical Thinking Monitoring Reading Comprehension Writing Active Listening Speaking Active Learning
Apply Now for Early Years practitioner Apprenticeship

Houseparents and Residential Wardens

Houseparents and residential wardens are responsible for the care and supervision of children, young offenders and the elderly within residential homes and nurseries, schools or institutions for young offenders.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Opportunities

5.82%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£6,368
Entry
£22,895
Median
£50,585
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Keeps records and writes reports.
  • Maintains contact and discusses problems/progress with other staff and social workers.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with members of the neighbouring community and/or the residents.
  • Provides one-to-one counselling or group therapy.
  • Ensures that all material needs of residents are provided and endeavours to resolve any problems that they may have.
  • Plans and participates in games and leisure activities to encourage emotional, social, physical and intellectual development.
  • Creates friendly, secure atmosphere and tries to gain the trust and confidence of those in the home or under supervision.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service Therapy and Counselling Psychology Education and Training English Language

Skills

Monitoring Learning Strategies Critical Thinking Reading Comprehension Writing Active Listening Speaking Active Learning
Apply Now for Early Years practitioner Apprenticeship

School Midday and Crossing Patrol Occupations

Workers in this unit group supervise the activities of school children during break and meal times and assist children to cross roads near to the entrances of schools.

Requirements: Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Opportunities

0.98%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£1,778
Entry
£13,026
Median
£13,026
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Directs children to cross the road when safe.
  • Signals approaching traffic to stop by using hand signals and school crossing signs.
  • Waits for a safe gap in traffic and walks to the centre of road.
  • Meets children wanting to cross the road and directs them to wait at the kerb.
  • Assists young children with feeding, dressing, washing and toiletry activities.
  • Cares for sick children and administers first aid if necessary.
  • Supervises the playground activities of children during meal and break times.

Knowledge

Skills

Active Listening
Apply Now for Early Years practitioner Apprenticeship

Primary and Nursery Education Teaching Professionals

Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction to children at all levels up to the age of entry into secondary education.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

0.23%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£15,436
Entry
£34,561
Median
£54,234
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Assists with or plans and develops curriculum and rota of teaching duties.
  • Discusses progress with student, parents and/or other education professionals.
  • Supervises teaching assistants and trainees.
  • Undertakes pastoral duties.
  • Teaches simple songs and rhymes, reads stories and organises various activities to promote language, social and physical development.
  • Supervises students and maintains classroom discipline.
  • Maintains records of students.
  • Prepares students for external examinations and administers and invigilates these examinations.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises and examinations to record and evaluate students.
  • Prepares and delivers courses and lessons in accordance with curriculum requirements and teaches a range of subjects.

Knowledge

English Language Education and Training Psychology Computers and Electronics Mathematics Clerical Customer and Personal Service Sociology and Anthropology Public Safety and Security Administration and Management

Skills

Learning Strategies Monitoring Reading Comprehension Speaking Active Learning Active Listening Writing Critical Thinking Mathematics Science
Apply Now for Early Years practitioner Apprenticeship

Special Needs Education Teaching Professionals

Special needs education teaching professionals organise and provide instruction at a variety of different levels to children who have emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties or physical disabilities. These professionals may also work with exceptionally gifted pupils.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

0.61%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£10,983
Entry
£34,203
Median
£65,495
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Discusses student.
  • Updates and maintains students.
  • Liaises with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists.
  • Supervises students in classroom and maintains discipline.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises to record and evaluate students progress.
  • Encourages the student to develop self-help skills to circumvent the limitations imposed by their disability.
  • Develops and adapts conventional teaching methods to meet the individual student.
  • Gives instruction, using techniques appropriate to the student.
  • Assesses student.
  • Creates a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment for students.

Knowledge

Education and Training Psychology English Language Customer and Personal Service Therapy and Counselling Mathematics Computers and Electronics Clerical

Skills

Learning Strategies Monitoring Active Listening Reading Comprehension Speaking Writing Active Learning Critical Thinking Mathematics
Apply Now for Early Years practitioner Apprenticeship

Nursery Nurses and Assistants

Nursery nurses and assistants care for children from birth up to seven years of age in day or residential nurseries, children’s homes, maternity units and similar establishments.

Requirements: Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Opportunities

5.79%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£7,883
Entry
£17,045
Median
£24,292
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Communicates with parents and colleagues on children.
  • Writes reports on children.
  • Reads stories, organises counting games to help develop language and number skills.
  • Plans and organises games and other activities and supervises children.
  • Supervises young children at mealtimes.
  • Baths, dresses, prepares feed for and feeds babies, changes babies clothing whenever necessary.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service Psychology English Language

Skills

Learning Strategies Critical Thinking Reading Comprehension Monitoring Writing Active Listening Speaking Active Learning
Apply Now for Early Years practitioner Apprenticeship

Playworkers

Playworkers deliver and facilitate play opportunities for children in a range of formal and informal settings including play groups, play schemes, free play locations, and in pre- and after-school activities.

Requirements: Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Opportunities

2.66%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£2,278
Entry
£7,519
Median
£24,019
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Liaises with parents, carers and colleagues and keeps appropriate records.
  • Puts away equipment and cleans premises after use.
  • Organises and supervises children.
  • Organises and supervises children on excursions.
  • Encourages children.
  • Provides play areas and prepares materials for a wide range of children.
  • Supervises children.

Knowledge

Psychology Education and Training English Language

Skills

Learning Strategies Active Listening Reading Comprehension Critical Thinking Speaking Writing Monitoring Active Learning
Apply Now for Early Years practitioner Apprenticeship

Teaching Assistants

Teaching assistants assist teachers with their day-to-day classroom work and with routine administrative tasks.

Requirements: Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Opportunities

0.08%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£8,388
Entry
£17,498
Median
£24,007
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Helps with outings and other out-of-classroom activities.
  • Makes simple teaching aids and constructs thematic displays of educational material or children.
  • Assists children with washing or dressing for outdoor and similar activities.
  • Listens to children read, reads to them or tells stories.
  • Looks after lesson materials such as paper, pencils and crayons.
  • Assists teacher with preparation or clearing up of classroom.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service English Language

Skills

Learning Strategies Critical Thinking Monitoring Reading Comprehension Writing Active Listening Speaking Active Learning
Apply Now for Early Years practitioner Apprenticeship

Educational Support Assistants

Educational support assistants work with teachers to provide one-to-one support for children with particular learning needs.

Requirements: Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Opportunities

0.72%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£7,454
Entry
£16,555
Median
£23,240
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Provides feedback to teachers and completes and maintains records.
  • Attends to child.
  • Helps and encourages child to communicate.
  • Implements care programmes, as appropriate.
  • Identifies signs of distress and offers reassurance.
  • Helps child understand instruction through a variety of means and encourages self-confidence and independence.
  • Supports schoolwork under teacher.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service Education and Training English Language

Skills

Learning Strategies Critical Thinking Monitoring Reading Comprehension Writing Active Listening Speaking Active Learning
Apply Now for Early Years practitioner Apprenticeship

Houseparents and Residential Wardens

Houseparents and residential wardens are responsible for the care and supervision of children, young offenders and the elderly within residential homes and nurseries, schools or institutions for young offenders.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Opportunities

5.82%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£6,368
Entry
£22,895
Median
£50,585
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Keeps records and writes reports.
  • Maintains contact and discusses problems/progress with other staff and social workers.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with members of the neighbouring community and/or the residents.
  • Provides one-to-one counselling or group therapy.
  • Ensures that all material needs of residents are provided and endeavours to resolve any problems that they may have.
  • Plans and participates in games and leisure activities to encourage emotional, social, physical and intellectual development.
  • Creates friendly, secure atmosphere and tries to gain the trust and confidence of those in the home or under supervision.

Knowledge

Customer and Personal Service Therapy and Counselling Psychology Education and Training English Language

Skills

Monitoring Learning Strategies Critical Thinking Reading Comprehension Writing Active Listening Speaking Active Learning
Apply Now for Early Years practitioner Apprenticeship

School Midday and Crossing Patrol Occupations

Workers in this unit group supervise the activities of school children during break and meal times and assist children to cross roads near to the entrances of schools.

Requirements: Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Opportunities

0.98%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£1,778
Entry
£13,026
Median
£13,026
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Directs children to cross the road when safe.
  • Signals approaching traffic to stop by using hand signals and school crossing signs.
  • Waits for a safe gap in traffic and walks to the centre of road.
  • Meets children wanting to cross the road and directs them to wait at the kerb.
  • Assists young children with feeding, dressing, washing and toiletry activities.
  • Cares for sick children and administers first aid if necessary.
  • Supervises the playground activities of children during meal and break times.

Knowledge

Skills

Active Listening
Apply Now for Early Years practitioner Apprenticeship

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