Education and Childcare Apprenticeships
Qualification: Available from Levels 2 to 5*
Apprenticeships Available


Early Years Practitioner

The Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship is suitable for those looking to join the Children and Young People’s Workforce or for those already working in the sector looking to gain a formal qualification.

This Apprenticeship will help Apprentices to develop their knowledge and skills relating to the Early Years sector.

Early Years Educator

The Early Years Educator Apprenticeship is designed to prepare Apprentices to become Early Years Educators, enabling Apprentices to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years.

Apprentices will develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the Early Years sector.

Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistants work in Primary, Special and Secondary education across all age ranges encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities. The primary role of the Teaching Assistant is to support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning either in groups or individually, ensuring pupils understand the work set, know their learning objectives and stay on task in order to make progress. this Apprenticeship has two pathways as follows:

  • Supporting Teaching and Learning in Physical Education and Schools
  • Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

This Apprenticeship will equip Apprentices to deliver, plan, organise and assess the learning of children in a range of environments, including the community and schools.

Skills Required

  • Effective communication skills
  • Enthusiasm and commitment
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Strong team work skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Understanding health and safety requirements
  • Great people skills
Entry Requirements

Intermediate Apprenticeship – 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above (one in English or Maths) or equivalent.

Advanced Apprenticeship – 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above (one in English or Maths) or successful completion of an Intermediate Apprenticeship, or equivalent. These requirements are subject to change and may also differ to meet the needs of the employer.

As well as a College interview, progression onto an Apprenticeship is subject to an employer interview.

Don’t worry if you didn’t get the required grades, we can work with you to find a suitable route on to your Apprenticeship.

Job Roles
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Care Worker
  • Learning Support
  • Nursery Supervisor
  • Play Centre Assistant
  • Senior Practitioner
  • Nursery Nurse
  • Classroom Assistant
  • Behavioral Support

And many more!


Assessment is through practical observation and theoretical tests.

Other information

An Education and Childcare Apprenticeship can open doors to a fantastic career! You could continue with your studies, undertaking degree level study at university after an Advanced Apprenticeship, including Teaching. You could also decide to study for a number of professional qualifications in your industry in order for you to progress within your career.

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