Early Years Lead Practitioner
Level 5 Apprenticeship
This Level 5 Apprenticeship consists of several components to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours of practitioners to create influential, proactive and highly skilled lead practitioners. The Early Years Lead Practitioner will promote the health and wellbeing of all children, whilst ensuring compliance with legislation, policies and strategies at national, local and setting based level. Throughout the apprenticeship, reflection skills will be developed in order to improve pedagogical practice and initiate personal and team continuous professional development.
Who is it suitable for:
- Room Leaders
- Deputy Managers
- Assistant Managers
- Senior Practitioners
Qualification level: 5
Duration: 24 months
Early Years Lead Practitioner Apprenticeship
NCFE Level 5 Diploma for the Early Years
Functional skills: Level 2 in maths and English, unless certificates that match the exemption criteria (e.g. GCSE Grade 4-9, A-C or equivalent) can be shown
Whilst there are no previous qualifications required, we encourage applications from practitioners who have completed their level 3 Early Years qualification. Apprenticeships are funded through the Government and as such have eligibility requirements to enable funding to be accessed. Additionally, your line Manager must endorse your application.
- Be aged 16 or over.
- Not be in any other form of education or study.
- Have been resident in the EEA (European Economic Area) for the past 3 years and have proof of this.
- Have a National Insurance number.
- Hold a permanent contract of employment prior to starting your apprenticeship (this will be within a Childbase Partnership nursery)
Apprentices are assigned a qualified and dedicated Trainer Assessor (and Functional Skills Tutor if required) to provide them with the help and support needed. The apprenticeship is delivered via a blended learning approach of on and off the job training to ensure you can develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for your role and to support your learning style. This includes:
- Regular training days and one to one support sessions at our Academy in Newport Pagnell.
- Observations and discussions with a dedicated Trainer Assessor/mentor to evidence skills within your nursery.
- Witness statements from colleagues to evidence behaviours.
- Support with assignment writing to evidence knowledge.
- One to one functional skills support, if applicable.
An overview of what you will study…
Induction onto programme
Managing care routines
Health and safety
Safeguarding, equality, diversity and inclusion
Lead practice in promoting the wellbeing and resilience in children
Modelling positive behaviour
Research project 1 and reflective practice
Assignment and case study writing
Holistic child development
Promoting wellbeing and resilience
Play and learning
Pedagogy and curriculum
Equality, diversity and inclusion
Research project 2
Case study and report
Getting ready for End Point Assessment
End Point Assessment