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Level 3 Early Years Educator Childcare Apprenticeship

Level 3 Apprenticeship Form


If you are interested in undertaking your Level 3 Early Years Educator Childcare Apprenticeship, then you already know that you love working in childcare and enjoy providing care and support for young people. You’re also keen to advance to the next level of childcare training and become a supervisor or management position in the childcare sector.

Take your childcare skills to the next level. Give your career prospects a real boost with training on the job to become a qualified nursery supervisor or manager. The early years qualification will help you progress your career, increase your earning capacity and open up a whole new world of exciting possibilities to you.

About The Apprenticeship

The units you’ll study include; Supporting healthy lifestyles, promoting children’s emotional wellbeing, understanding the value of play and working in partnership with others.

The course consists of an assessment of your practice and also the completion of assignments. You will be supported throughout the course by your assessor and also with the option of an online learning environment. The exact details of your role while undertaking your apprenticeship will depend on your employer.

As a higher level Apprentice you will be working within childcare at a level where you will either be working on your own or supervising others. You will be placed in a position where you will be able to demonstrate your prior experience in this sector and can demonstrate the competencies required at this level.

Do you want to complete the Early Years Educator course but not the full apprenticeship? Or do you want to pay for the course yourself via an Advanced Learner Loan? See our Level 3 Diploma in Early Year Educator Childcare.


Enquire about this course

Course information:

Awarding body:
Course duration:
Approx. 24 months
Course location:
The course is delivered across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for those of you working in a childcare setting who may wish to progress to a senior or supervisory role. On completion of the Level 3 you may progress onto further qualifications, including Level 5.

Key facts:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator Childcare Apprenticeship
  • Get PAID while you learn
  • Work a minimum 30 hours per week
  • 20% off the job training
  • If you do not currently have A-C or 4-9 at GCSE English and Maths or a Function Skills equivalent then you will be required to complete these
  • Government funding available (See employer info section)

Ready to apply?

To apply or find out more information about the Level 3 Early Years Educator Childcare Apprenticeship course, please complete the form below, or call us on 01202 551553

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What people say

“I would definitely recommend doing an apprenticeship to anyone who has been considering it! An apprenticeship is a great way to feel more confident with in your job role. ”

Katarzyna Pisialek

“Aspire have helped me complete my level 1 and 2 in childcare. And I am now working towards my level 3. My assessor is so helpful and doesn't mind me messaging her to ask for help on my coursework. Amazing”


“Received so much support since I have begun my course and my assessor Kim is so welcoming and offers lots of advice and guidance on my level 3 childcare course! Best decision I have made in a long time was joining my course”


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What makes Aspire different?


Apprenticeships provide a fantastic opportunity to combine the achievement in gaining a qualification with on-the-job training, enabling you to learn while you earn. By placing you with an employer, we offer the training and mentorship you need.

Short Courses

Aspire Training Team offer a range of training courses across the business and care sector. You can be assured you will be provided with the right skills to progress your career or assistance with training your workforce.


From childcare & early years to business administration and team leading and management, there is something for everyone. We also provide study programmes for 16-18 years olds, courses in first aid, assessor training and much more.

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