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Apprentice Early Years Educator THE GORSE ACADEMIES TRUST

An exciting opportunity to work in a school environment with an experienced team to develop the skills, knowledge and attributes required to become a successful Early Years Educator.

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Closing date: 07 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Contract: 32.5 Hours Per Week, Term Time Only + 5 Days 8.30am-3.30pm with half an hour lunch break

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is a unique opportunity to join Hillcrest Academy. 

Working as an apprentice Early Years Educator you will:

  • Support a teacher in creating a safe and enjoyable learning environment for all children
  • During the day, you will work with the class teacher to support children with classroom activities and help to manage behaviour
  • Excellent communication and enthusiasm will be key in supporting all children to progress and achieve
  • You will accompany teaching staff and children on trips and out-of-school activities
  • You will also act as role model for children and be a positive influence

This is an exciting and challenging opportunity and we are looking for high quality candidates to apply.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good numeracy/literacy skills
  • Use basic technology – computer, video, photocopier
  • Enhanced DBS Clearance

Personal qualities

  • Good numeracy/literacy skills
  • Use basic technology – computer, video, photocopier
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team
  • Excellent Interpersonal skills
  • Motivational, inspiring, dynamic, ambitious

Desired qualifications

GCSE / ‘O’ level Maths & English at grade C/4 or equivalent

Future prospects

You will be able to apply for a position within the Academy, subject to successful completion of the apprenticeship programme

Things to consider

Travel time to and from work

About the employer

At Hillcrest Academy, we firmly believe that children have one chance, and that we have the opportunity and responsibility to create young people who have all of the skills and characteristics needed to go on to greatness. We are proud of our role at the centre of a vibrant, wonderful community, we feel privileged to welcome every child and family into our holistic academy. It is our promise to ensure that children currently living in the Chapeltown, Harehills and surrounding areas of Leeds enjoy access to a truly inspirational primary academy. We continue to show through our work in partnership with other schools and colleagues within The GORSE Academies Trust that no barrier will in any way limit either the quality of a child’s educational experience or the levels of achievement to which our children are able to rise.

At Hillcrest we establish a mutually supportive and close relationship with all our parents where trust and respect is at the heart of all we do. We aim to keep parents informed and involved in a positive way, encouraging them to be aspirational about their child’s future, and positive about their child’s education. We are proud of our family partnerships, working together to help every pupil achieve their full potential.




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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Aire Vocational Training Ltd


Lynne Green

You will be working towards the Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard (knowledge, skills and behaviours). The Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator is mapped to the Standard and will form the basis of the teaching and assessment whilst you are on programme. Additionally you will further complete a Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid. (RQF) or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid (RQF).

As a workbased training provider, Aire Vocational Training will provide an exciting individually designed training programme to meet your needs and those of your employer, combining theory with hands on practical experience to ensure you develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours that are relevant to your role.

On completion of your practical period you will be submitted to End Point Assessment by epaplus, this will comprise of two activities:

  • knowledge test
  • portfolio-based professional discussion with an EPA external assessor

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

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