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Early Years Practitioner Apprentice Distington Community School

Work with class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of pupils. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to undertake an Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    07 Apr 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Promote pupils’ independence, self-esteem and social inclusion
  • Give support to pupils, individually or in groups, so they can access the curriculum, take part in learning and experience a sense of achievement
  • Support class teachers with maintaining good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
  • Organise and manage teaching space and resources to help maintain a stimulating and safe learning environment
  • Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school
  • Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues
  • Uphold public trust in the education profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school
  • Have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school, and maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality
  • Demonstrate positive attitudes, values and behaviours to develop and sustain effective relationships with the school community
  • Use ICT skills to advance pupils’ learning
  • Undertake any other relevant duties given by the class teacher

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Use ICT skills to advance pupils’ learning

Personal qualities

  • Enjoyment of working with children
  • Sensitivity and understanding, to help build good relationships with pupils
  • A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all pupils and promoting the ethos and values of the school
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality at all times
  • Commitment to safeguarding pupil’s wellbeing and equality

Desired qualifications

Ideally you will have:

  • GCSE Grades 9 - 3 or A* - D in both maths and English (or the equivalent)

Future prospects

To be discussed towards the end of the apprenticeship.

About the employer

Primary school situated in Distington, Workington. Providing education to children aged 3-11 years.


Distington Community School


Church Road


CA14 5TE

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by RWP Training Ltd


Katy Richardson 01228 593446


  • How children learn, child development
  • Attachment, Safeguarding and child protection, Health and safety
  • Reporting medical/non-medical incidents and emergencies
  • Safe storage and disposal of medicines, Childhood illnesses
  • Dietary guidance, EYFS framework, Special educational needs and disabilities
  • Impact of behaviour on babies and children
  • Reflective practice and continued professional development, Voice of the child


  • Support babies and children through transition, Recognise abuse
  • Infection control, Promote health and wellbeing
  • Care routines, Activities to support communication, play, creativity, social development, reading, writing and mathematics
  • Work alongside parents/carers
  • Continuous professional development


  • Care and compassion, Honesty, trust and integrity
  • Positive work ethic, Being team-focused
  • Commitment to improve outcomes for children
  • Work in a non-discriminatory way
  • Professional practice
  • Maths and English
  • Functional Skills Level 2

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Sep 2021