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Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Level 3 : 2021 intake

  • Overview of the course

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    The Benefits of an Apprenticeship
    Apprenticeships offer great opportunities for people of all ages; an Apprenticeship is a job with training to industry standards, enabling you to enter a recognised occupation. All Apprenticeships are employer led, and as well as providing long term earnings, they also give you the ability to progress.

    • You’ll earn a wage as you’re learning and are entitled to paid holidays.
    • You can earn 10% more after studying on a Level 3 Apprenticeship than if you went straight in to work.
    • 90% of apprentices remain in employment, either with their current employer or another company.
    • 85% of employers participate in Apprenticeship programmes and consider them a good thing.
    • You can train to post graduate level without incurring any university fees.
    • By passing an independent End Point Assessment, you will join thousands of people acquiring a modern and recognised qualification.

    Apprenticeship Overview
    Our Apprenticeship programmes will give you vital hands-on experience, learning from real life situations, with the guidance of industry professionals. You’ll gain the skills and confidence needed to excel in your chosen career.

    This course would suit you if you are currently working or looking to work in a role where you carry out regular child observations and deliver planned activities for children under five years.
    It is aimed at those who have already completed the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Childcare, or who can demonstrate, through formal qualifications or relevant experience, a level of knowledge equivalent to that covered in Level 2. Level 3 Apprenticeships are particularly important if you wish to progress towards Nursery Management.

    The course is a great way to build on your skills and gain a recognised qualification whilst also earning a salary.
  • What you'll learn

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    Each Apprenticeship is exclusively tailored to your training needs because it is based around your daily tasks and duties. The Level 3 Early Years Educator Standard Apprenticeship is a combination of a NCFE: CACHE Level 3 Diploma in the Early Years Workforce (EYE) qualification and Portfolio Building towards an End Point Assessment.

    While studying this course you will build on your skills in:
    • Child development
    • Paediatric first aid
    • Listening to and talking with a young child
    • Child psychology
    • Providing a safe and hygienic environment
    • Play and learning
    • Learning observations
    • Early Years Foundation Stage

    You will also be required to attend college once a month. This is to enable you to build a portfolio of evidence of your knowledge, skills and behaviours as an Early Years Educator. This portfolio will then be used at your End Point Assessment.

    80% of your qualification will be gained in the workplace, although you may attend sessions in College that will cover the remaining essential areas of your training.

    During your Apprenticeship, you will have a dedicated Work Based Tutor who will train you to industry standards; support your time in employment; and coach you to pass your End Point Assessment.
  • Entry requirements

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    It is preferred you have English and Maths at grade 4 or above in GCSE however, apprentices without level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking their end point assessment.

    To complete an Apprenticeship you will need an employer who is willing to support you throughout your training. If you have not found one, we can help you with your search.

    We’d like to see a proven track record of excellent attendance at work/school, along with a good reference from school/a previous employer.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You’ll be assessed throughout your learning programme by a mixture of formal tests, workplace observations, portfolio building and self-assessment.
    You will also participate in an End Point Assessment where you will undergo a professional discussion within the workplace with an approved assessor and complete a multi choice question exam.
  • Course Fees

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    Apprentices do not need to pay for their course; course fees will be paid for by funding accessed by the College and in some cases, employer contribution.
    If you are an employer looking to hire an apprentice, please contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01204 482 036.
  • Future opportunities

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    Alongside your studies, you’ll have a unique opportunity to be part of the University of Bolton’s EXCEED Programme.
    This will give you a range of additional skills and experiences, and includes masterclasses; university visits; access to industry experts; and mentoring and support with your university application, perfect for that next step into Higher Education.
    On successful completion of this Apprenticeship, you could progress onto full-time employment, professional job-specific qualifications, Higher Apprenticeships or a degree programme.
    Following further study you could work as:
    • A Nursery Manager, earning up to £32,000 per year
    • A Play Therapist, earning up to £45,000 per year
    • A Teaching Assistant in school, earning up to £23,000 per year
  • Supporting your learning and wellbeing

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    Enjoy FREE travel, financial support and a discounted gym membership. Throughout your Apprenticeship, you’ll also receive one-to-one support from your dedicated Work Based Tutor, helping you to achieve your ambitions.
  • Why choose us?

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    We’re an elite College, and part of the University of Bolton Group, offering you a gateway to all of Greater Manchester’s vast range of fantastic opportunities for specialist careers, university degree courses and degree Apprenticeships. We have an excellent track record of success with apprentices not only passing but acquiring distinction grades!
    We’ll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre and the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.
    Our £75 million campus offers a newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall; Apple Mac suites; libraries, a theatre and dance studios; hair and beauty salon; and a restaurant, café and canteen.
    You’ll also enjoy a wide range of events, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
  • Open Events

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    We can’t wait to tell you about the amazing opportunities here at Bolton College so this year, we’re giving you TWO options to help you discover what we’re all about.
    You can either visit us in person at one of our Open Events, or if you’d rather learn about us from the comfort of your own home, you can check out our Virtual Open Event instead, or even do both!
    Open Event Dates at Deane Road Campus are as follows:
    • Tuesday 19th October 2021, 5pm-8pm
    • Wednesday 17th November 2021, 5pm-8pm
    • Thursday 9th December 2021, 5pm-8pm
    • Tuesday 18th January 2022, 5pm-8pm
    If you’d like to attend one of these events, please register your interest by visiting www.boltoncollege. ac.uk/register-open-events
    If you can’t visit our Open Event in person, or would rather find out about us online, check out our Virtual Open Event and access over 40 videos at a time convenient to you. Just visit www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/ virtual-open
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update


    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    Most conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.

    Assessment


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.

    Financial


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners


    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):

    Helpline


    The best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We endeavour to staff this service from 9am – 7pm, Monday to Thursdays and until 4pm on Fridays (during term time).
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College


    The health and safety of our learners and staff is still very important to us and so there may continue to be an element of study outside of the classroom during the 2021/22 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during these times or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement


    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at customer.services@boltoncc.ac.uk

    Safeguarding Statement


    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via safeguarding@boltoncc.ac.uk
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

  • Course Code:

    SD135-L3