If you want to work with young children, an early years apprenticeship is a great place to start.
With two programmes on offer – early years practitioner and early years educator – doing an apprenticeship will enable you to work in a relevant setting whilst doing your training.
You will combine working for an employer with attending college one day a week. In the workplace you will work alongside experienced staff, gaining job-specific skills and gaining a wide range of workplace knowledge and, because you’ll be doing a real job for a real employer you’ll get paid too!
On your days at college, you will learn from experienced tutors and be taught in well-equipped classrooms which have a range of toys and play and educational resources that you would find in an early years’ setting.
What’s more, you’ll be supported throughout your training by a college assessor who will visit you in the workplace to make sure you are meeting your targets and that both you and your employer are getting the most out of your apprenticeship.
We have excellent relationships with local employers and develop training to meet the needs of their businesses, so you can be assured you’ll gain the skills that they are looking for in their employees – and, if you impress them during your training, you may even be offered a job when you’ve completed apprenticeship and gained your qualification.
And, did you know that apprenticeships aren’t just for new staff? if you’re already employed in the industry and want to improve your skills and boost your promotion prospects you can benefit from apprenticeship training too – just ask your employer to email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will contact them to discuss your training further.
Apprenticeship vacancies are being added to our website all the time – take a look at the latest opportunities here