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Early Years Educator Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3

Cornwall College Camborne | St Austell LEVEL: 3 Children, Schools & Families

If you love working with children and would like a career in a supporting role in a school, then studying one of our apprenticeships is ideal for you. Helping to look after the educational, social, physical and emotional development of school-age children is incredibly satisfying. So if you have great communication skills, are planned and organised then this career route is ideal for you.

To ensure you gain all the skills needed for a career in childcare and education, you will need to start your apprenticeship at Level 2. On successful completion you can go into employment or continue on to our Level 3 advanced apprenticeship.



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Ideal if:

You would like to pursue a career in the early years sector and earn while you learn.

Entry Requirements:

GCSEs at grade 4 in English language and maths, plus an employer willing to take you on as an apprentice.

What You Will Learn:

You will attend college one day a week where you will learn from a range of interesting themes including child development and observation, planning for play and learning, health and safety, safeguarding, creativity, nutrition and diet, and professional development.


Your apprenticeship will give you the practical hands-on experience you need to pursue a career in this area.

You’ll love:

Gaining the practical experience you need to progress in a career within this industry.


University study such as our HNC or FdA Children, Schools & Families with possible progression on to our BA (Hons) Children, Schools & Families (Top-up degree) or our BA (Hons) Education & Curriculum studies (Top-up degree).

Employment in the childcare and education sector.

Careers in this industry 

- Nursery manager
- Early years teacher
- Primary school teacher
- Child psychologist
- Speech and language therapist
- Childminder
- Private day care nanny
- SEN co-ordinator


Children, Schools & Families
Children, Schools & Families
Children, Schools & Families
Children, Schools & Families


Early Years Educator Advanced Apprenticeship

Start Date

September 2020




1 year

Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) Advanced Apprenticeship

Start Date

September 2020


St Austell


1 year


Katie Trathen Pre-school Assistant Halwin Pre-school

Katie is a practical learner and wanted to get experience at the same time as gaining a qualification, so she started as a Level 2 apprentice. Katie has since progressed on to the Level 3 and has now been offered a full-time position at Halwin Pre-school.

“My job involves working with the children, activity planning and
completing on-line journals. Every day is different and I really enjoy
seeing the children grow and develop. The apprenticeship has given me
a better understanding of early years and knowledge of the job and I
would recommend it to anyone wanting to develop an understanding
of working with children.”

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