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Childcare Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

Course Overview

The Level 3 Childcare Apprenticeship focuses on regular child observations and the planning and delivery of activities for children under five years. During the apprenticeship you will learn how to promote a child’s physical, emotional and social development. You will also learn how to communicate with parents to achieve positive outcomes, how to implement continuous improvement activities in the workplace and the effective management of administrative records. You will also study and understand the importance of safeguarding and equality and diversity and how this should be used in the workplace.

What are the entry requirements?

Minimum of ‘D’ grade in GCSE English and Maths or Functional Skills Level 2


What qualifications will I gain?

Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

GCSE English grade A*- C

GCSE Maths grade A*- C

ICT Functional Skills Level 2

Employer’s Rights and Responsibilities


How will I be assessed?

Assessment in the workplace with college day release


What can I do after this course?

Achievement of the Advanced Apprenticeship will enable apprentices to access higher level jobs within the sector, e.g. Nursery Supervisor, Nursery Manager, Preschool  Manager/Co-ordinator, etc. There is also opportunity for apprentices to go on to further study at higher levels, particularly working towards Foundation Degrees in Early Years. This in turn will support the achievement of Early Years Professional Status (Graduate level).


What else do I need to know?

The course duration is 24 months

Where can I find out more information?

For advice or more details please telephone 01225 312191 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk. You may also visit our Student Advice Centre.

If you have a learning difficulty or disability, please contactAdditional Learning Support to arrange additional help.

How do I apply?

Search for vacancies on our Vacancies page or fill out our registration of interest form.

For more information, please call or email our Apprenticeship team on 01225 328683 or apprenticeships@bathcollege.ac.uk.

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