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Advanced Apprenticeships

The Advanced Apprenticeship is suitable if you have already completed an Intermediate Apprenticeship or equivalent and are aiming to work in a supervisory role, planning and organizing your own work.

You are eligible if you are over 16 and working in a childcare setting.

You should be in full time employment, and most of your training is through work based learning (i.e. on-the-job). In addition, you will attend  day release session at our training centre in Exeter.

Achieving the Advanced Apprenticeship means that you would get a Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification (equivalent to A-levels). You also get training in paediatric first aid, and in employment rights and responsibilities. In addition, you would have to achieve grade A*-C maths and English GCSE and ICT at Level 3.

If this sounds like a lot to take on, donít worry Ė most of your learning and assessment takes place on-the-job, and you get plenty of support from your tutor and assessor.Bubbles

It usually takes 12 to 15 months to get an Advanced Apprenticeship.

If you are planning to go to university or move into a more managerial position, then the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship is a good alternative to A-Levels. You can use it to work as a childminder, a day care supervisor, a pre-school supervisor or a family support worker or classroom assistant.

You can also go on to undertake
CACHE level 3 CPD, or to go on to level 4 qualifications.