Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship for the Early Years Educator

About the course

The role of an Early Years Educator involves many components. This qualification will equip you with the skills and knowledge that will enable you to work with children from birth to 6 years.

Course Structure:

The duration of this programme is 18 months, and students are expected to attend all the monthly training sessions with their assigned tutor at Croydonsam Training. Alongside the 18 months programme, your assigned tutor will support you to complete and achieve your level 3 diploma + Functional skills Maths and English level 2. 

As part of the programme, reviews will be held every 8-12 weeks with your assigned tutor. These reviews are important as they will support you to gather the relevant evidence for your portfolio which will include direct observations.

Your employer will be informed of your progress on a regular basis including your readiness to undertake the end point assessment.

Course Content: 

  • Safeguarding, protection and welfare of babies and young children in Early Years Settings
  • Equality, diversity, and inclusive practice
  • Plan and lead activities
  • Promote children’s personal, social, and emotional development


What are the entry requirements?

Math and English GCSEs C/4 or above or Functional skills level 2

Apprentices without English or Math’s at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment.

If you are interested in this apprenticeship you can apply on our website by clicking here via the Apprenticeship Vacancies page.

Assessment Method:

Portfolio of evidence and EPA

Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Educator

Course Mode: Full time

Progression route?

On completion of this programme, you can progress to higher apprenticeships.