The long-awaited Level 3 apprenticeship standard for the early years sector is ready for launch after five years of development and testing.
According to the Institute for Apprenticeships, in their document detailing the Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship role, apprentices should have a commitment to improving the life chances of children and work in a non-discriminatory way. In addition, apprenticeships should take into account “fundamental British values”.
Full time apprentices will typically spend 18 months on-programme, working towards the occupational standard, with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training. All details can be found here.
Expected responsibilities and skills of those who complete the 18-month apprenticeship – which carries maximum funding of £6,000 per apprentice for employers – include acting with care and compassion, working well in a team and being honest and trustworthy.
For more information, visit the Institute for Apprenticeships.