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Course code: XMZS400P
Subject area: Apprentices
Study level: Apprenticeship
Course level: 2
5:23am - 5:23am
1st Aug 2022 - 31st Jul 2023
01235 216 216
The broad purpose of the occupation is to work and interact directly with children on a day to day basis supporting the planning of and delivery of activities, purposeful play opportunities and educational programmes within the ethos of the setting. An EYP works as part of a professional team ensuring the welfare and care for children under the guidance and supervision of an Early Years Educator, teacher or other suitably qualified professional the Early Years Workforce.
Course overviewIn their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with parents, children, colleagues and wider multi agency professionals and partners such as health visitors, social workers and speech and language therapists. Individuals will undergo all checks as per the EYFS requirements to ensure suitability to work with children. Due to the nature and level of responsibility it is not anticipated that the role would have any budgetary or leadership responsibilities.
Duration:• 13 months practical training period, plus 3 months for End Point Assessment
Delivery model:• Work-based training with your employer• Approximately 12 on-site assessment visits per year• Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required)• Off the job training will count for at least 20% of an apprentice’s time at work
Qualifications included:• Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Maths• Level 2 Diploma in Early Years Practitioner • Level 2 Award in Emergency Pediatric First Aid
End Point Assessment:• Knowledge test• Professional discussion
What will apprentices learn?• How children learn and the expected pattern of babies and children’s development from birth to 5 years and their further development from ages 5 to 7. Areas of development include: cognitive, speech, language and communication, physical, emotional, social, brain development and literacy and numeracy. • The importance to children’s holistic development of, speech, language and communication, personal, social and emotional development, physical development and literacy and numeracy. • How babies’ and young children’s learning and development can be affected by their stage of development, well-being and individual circumstances. • The significance of attachment, the key person's role and how transitions and other significant events impact children. • The legal requirements and guidance on safeguarding, security, confidentiality of information and promoting the welfare of children. • Safeguarding policies and procedures, including child protection and online safety. • Own role and responsibilities in relation to safeguarding and security, including child protection, reporting and confidentiality of information. • The legal requirements and guidance for, Health and safety and Security • Risks and hazards in the work setting and during off site visits.