The aim of this qualification is to prepare learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged up to 7 years. Upon achievement of this qualification it is intended that learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators.
Support healthy lifestyles for children through the provision of food and nutrition
Support healthy lifestyles for children through exercise
Support physical care routines for children
Promote children’s emotional well-being
Understand how to support children who are unwell
Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children
Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children
Follow legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice.
Working in partnership
Understand the value of play in the early years
Plan, lead and review play opportunities which support children’s learning and development
Promote children’s speech, language and communication
Promoting children’s physical development
Promoting children’s personal, social and emotional development
Support children with additional needs
Use observation, assessment and planning to promote the development of children
Use longitudinal studies to observe, assess and plan for children’s needs
Engage in professional development
Entry requirements: GCSE grades A* – C or 4 – 9 in Maths and English are preferred but can work towards functional skills in English and maths at Level 2 alongside the qualification.
Placement requirements: You should be employed in an early years setting for a minimum of 2 days per week or minimum of 30 hours per week for apprentices
Apprenticeships are funded through GHQ by the Government and your Employer.
GHQ may be able to access some or all of the funding for this qualification depending on each individual eligibility.
Advanced Learner Loans may be available.
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