Funding and bursaries
Students if you’re aged over 19 you may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. For more information email email@example.com or call 023 8087 4874.
Advanced Learner Loans are available for students who are aged 19 or over. Repayments do not begin until the course is completed and you are earning £25,000 or over. Eligible learners will be enrolling on a level 3 or above course and are a UK or EU national. For further information, visit gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan.
A minimum of maths and English GCSE grade 4/C or equivalent or the ability to achieve a Level 2 functional skill.
You must achieve Level 2 English and maths prior to taking the final assessment.
Learners with an EHCP will be reviewed on an individual basis
The apprenticeship is work experience based, so this will depend on the employment contract you agree to.
Modules that you’ll take include:
UNIT 001 Professional development using reflective practice and study skills
UNIT 002 Child development and the effective use of observation and assessment
UNIT 003 Principles of safeguarding and health and safety of children
UNIT 004 Promoting children’s health and welfare and their diversity, equality and inclusion in the early years sector
UNIT 005 Theories that underpin practice in the early years sector
UNIT 006 Model, promote and support positive behaviour and transitions
UNIT 007 Working in partnership with parents and other professionals
UNIT 008 Promote children’s speech, language and communication development
UNIT 009 Supporting children’s activities, play, creative development and educational programmes
You’ll be assessed by:
A professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of work
A knowledge test
You’ll also need to complete a Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid (RQF) or a Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF).
N.B. 20% of the training must be off the job training – details of the elements included in the 20% off the job training are available on request.
Career and Progression
Once you’ve completed this apprenticeship, you can go on to further training, including:
Level 4 Advanced Practitioner I Early Years
Level 5 Senior Practitioner For Early Years
Foundation Degree in Early Years
This course opens the way for careers as:
Reception class teaching assistant
What our students say
Last year I did a rap/grime set as part of a label launch at The Talking Heads which was a mind-blowing and memorable experience. At Totton College the course is fluid so you can really tailor your learning; I’ve been able to combine performance with music tech.
Level 3 Music student at Totton College