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Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5 Apprenticeship Gray's Farm Primary Academy

This apprenticeship aims to offer a way of progressing a career in early years through practice leadership rather than administration and office-based work. EYLPs work with and care for children from birth to 8 years. They play a massive role in supporting children to have the best start to their education and life in general.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,128.90

    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. 8.30 am - 3.30 pm with a 30 minute lunch break. Term Time Only.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000078050

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To work as part of the school team to provide a safe, high quality early years environment for young children.
  • To work under the direct guidance of teaching staff to undertake work/care/support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.
  • Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.
  • Monitor pupils' responses to learning activities and accurately record achievement/progress as directed.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner Apprenticeship - training to take place in house and online. 

Functional Skills Level 2 for Maths and English where needed.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This qualification is about enabling practitioners to step up into mentoring and supervising roles. There may be an opportunity to stay on at the same company and progress to the next level of apprenticeship and you may be able to study further. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Childcare (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

Only candidates with a valid Level 3 in Early Years or Childcare will be considered for this apprenticeship. The only exception is extensive experience in a leadership role within the sector over a number of years.

About the employer

We are a ‘Good’ two form entry school with a part time Nursery. Our mission statement is Believe, Achieve, Succeed; a motto that we feel reflects the commitment to child centred learning. We see every child as an individual within the community and we have high expectations of behaviour, of effort and of parental support, both for their own children and for the school.

Employer

Gray's Farm Primary Academy

Address

Gray's Farm Road

St Paul's Cray

Orpington

BR5 3AD

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Training

Training provider

BEST PRACTICE NETWORK LIMITED

Contact

Rachel Davis

racheldavis@bestpracticenet.co.uk

01174504736

Apprenticeship standard

Early years lead practitioner

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)


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