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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.

Progression: 
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.