Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5 Apprenticeship

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The Early Years Lead Practitioner programme will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours of early year’s practitioners to be proactive and influential, skillfully leading day to day practice at an operational level.

The Early Years Lead Practitioner will promote the health and well-being of all children, participating in and leading daily routines, whilst ensuring compliance with legislation, policies and strategies at national, local and setting based level.

They will be an active and effective key worker, advocating on behalf of the children as well as disseminating best practice and demonstrating leaderful practice.

Is this apprenticeship right for your team?

The Early Years Lead Practitioner apprenticeship is ideal for team members who aspire to be a leader within their early years setting.

Typical job titles could include room leader, deputy manager, assistant manager, senior practitioner, early years coordinator, play leader, key worker and nursery officer.

In their day-to-day work, the Early Years Lead Practitioner will interact with children, families, practitioners and other professionals or appropriate agencies. They will also have responsibility for supporting the quality of learning and development, leading on operational aspects of the provision. Typically, the Early Years Lead Practitioner will have responsibility for leading other practitioners, as well as responsibility of an aspect or environment such as Communication and Language, Planning and Assessment, Forest School or Physical Activity and Nutrition.

What your team will learn

Undertaking this apprenticeship will develop your team member’s ability to reflect and build on practice through on-going professional enquiry and action research.

Learning phases include:

  • Leadership and management
  • Child development and theory
  • Pedagogy
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Health and safety
  • Equality, diversity, inclusion and SEN
  • Safeguarding
  • Partnership working

The apprenticeship standard has been developed to cover the Department for Education criteria for Level 3 Early Years qualifications (Early Years Educator).

How your team will learn

Our sector expert staff will support your team members to achieve the apprenticeship. We have highly skilled and knowledgeable staff with significant experience of working in the industry who will be able to share their experiences and support them.

We deliver the programme throughout the year providing your team members with the flexibility to start the apprenticeship when it meets your businesses needs. All learning is on a 1-2-1 basis so your team will have the best experience possible with sector experts.

Our delivery model includes:

  • Face to face sessions
  • Remote support
  • Independent learning
  • Ongoing mentoring, coaching, advice and guidance
  • Specialist English/maths support (if needed)
  • Impartial Information, Advice & Guidance

Your team will also record and track their learning progress through your Aptem e-portfolio, helping to support and evidence their journey. Aptem is an online service which can be accessed 24/7 anywhere and through any device.

What are the benefits?

Early Years Lead Practitioner apprentices learn how to:

  • Support and promote children’s early education and development
  • Be responsible for supporting the quality of learning and development in their setting
  • Engage with sector developments both locally and nationally
  • Skilfully lead day-to-day practice at an operational level
  • 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
  • Gain a regulated recognised qualification that can be used to progress onto a Level 6 qualification with Anglia Ruskin University.

What progression opportunities are there?

As well as completing a Level 5 Apprenticeship, your team members will also complete a Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner.

This allows them to use their credits to the allow them access to Level 6 courses.

Does your employee want to complete the Level 5 Early Years course but not the full apprenticeship? See our stand alone qualification Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years Senior Practitioner. 

Enquire about this course

Course information:

Course duration:
Typically, 18 to 24 months duration.
Course location:
The course is delivered across Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset and Devon.

Who is this course for?

The Early Years Lead Practitioner apprenticeship is ideal for team members who aspire to be a leader within their early years setting. Typical job titles could include room leader, deputy manager, assistant manager, senior practitioner, early years coordinator, play leader, key worker and nursery officer.

Key facts:

  • Train your team at a minimal cost to you
  • Must have GCSE’s in English and Maths at Grade C (4) or above or able to achieve Level 2 English and Maths whilst on programme
  • Must have held a residency in the UK for the last three years
  • Must have Level 3 Early Years Educator or Equivalent Qualifications / Experience
  • Get up to 100% of the cost of the course paid for by the Government

Ready to apply?

To apply or find out more information about the Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner Apprenticeship – For Your Team course, please complete the form below, or call us on 01202 551553

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