Important information – please read Apprenticeship Standards are here!
Did you know…?
The way everyone does apprenticeships is changing from ‘Framework’ to ‘Standards’… and now, all employers must be registered on what’s called the Government Gateway to be able to get funds to pay for your training course.
Why are Standards replacing Framework?
- Standards are replacing Framework across all apprenticeships – a requirement from both ESFA and Ofsted – and affects all training providers.
- The main purpose is to place greater importance on the teaching and learning time between you, the apprentice, and your tutor – and to involve your employer much more too.
About The Course
The EYE qualification comprises 13 mandatory units, making a total of 61 credits. For each unit, you will need to demonstrate the knowledge, understanding and practical skills. You need to complete all 13 units to achieve your qualification. Please note, for Maths and English, you need either GCSEs or Functional Skills Level 2 to practise as an Early Years Educator, and be included in ratios.
As with anything worthwhile, this course requires you to dedicate some of your time to it. This will be up to 18 months in total, but afterwards, you’ll have the fantastic feeling of becoming a professionally recognised Early Years Educator and set yourself up for a rewarding career. You will be assigned your own tutor to support you throughout your qualification, however you will be required to do some independent learning. You should set aside up to 10 hours a week to work towards your Level 3. You may prefer to split this time up into a few evenings a week and some time at the weekend, but it’s entirely up to you.
Great news – there are no classes to attend at a college, but you will be required to attend virtual teaching and learning sessions that we provide. You will have regular contact with your Parenta tutor either remotely or face to face to observe you at work and check you’re fulfilling the course requirements. Your tutor will set you course work to complete on OneFile our e-learning platform and will agree submission timings with you. It is important that you meet your submission deadlines to ensure you complete your qualification on time.