Advanced Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard (Level 3)


The aim of this qualification is to prepare learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. Upon achievement of this qualification it is intended that learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators.

Am I Ready?

Learner must be 16 years or over. The requirement for Level 3 Early Years Educators (EYE) to hold GCSE English and maths A*-C, has been broadened to Level 2 qualifications, including Functional Skills. This will also apply to an apprenticeship route. Candidates should also hold or be willing to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate.

Course Details

In order to aid holistic delivery and assessment, the units are structured around the following three themes:
• Theme 1: Health and well-being
• Theme 2: Legislation, frameworks and professional practice
• Theme 3: Play, development and learning for school readiness Learners must achieve:
• 23 mandatory units
• Credit value: 61. Apprentices must successfully complete the Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF).


There is a range of assessment methods to complete a portfolio of evidence which include direct observations, written assignments, work products, discussions and planning and completing a longitudinal study. Placements are required for achievement of this qualification. A minimum of 350 placement hours is required. During placement, learners will need support from a professional within the real work environment who will be required to complete professional development records. To achieve the apprenticeship an End Point Assessment is required by an independent assessor. This will be a multiple-choice test and a professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence.

Additional Information

This qualification has the following UCAS Points - P - 32.

Your Next Steps

Learners can progress to the Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner or other higher level early years qualifications.

Course Details
Code: PWA90127 Type: Part Time Dates: 1 August 2023
Entry Requirements: See “Am I Ready?”
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