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Early Years Practitioner Apprentice THE NEWMAN CATHOLIC COLLEGIATE

Under the direction and supervision of the teacher, assist in the delivery of activities enhancing children’s social and educational development. Being a term time only contract, the apprentice would work 39.2 weeks of the year and be paid for a further 6.2 weeks of holidays.

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Closing date: 18 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Term time only.

    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, 30 hours per week. Working hours and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Under the direction and supervision of the teacher, assist in the delivery of activities enhancing children’s social and educational development
  • Assist in setting up and clearing away of displays and activities, including ensuring the materials and equipment are safe and clean
  • Attend to children’s personal needs including assisting children at meal time
  • Supervision of children on the playground
  • Assist other staff with the assessment procedures to ensure children’s progress is satisfactory
  • Update children’s records

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

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
  • You will spend one day a week in Newcastle College (ST5 2GB) for your training day

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Could lead to a permanent position for the right person dependent upon the needs of the academy at that time. It would initially be on a fixed term basis.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4/C or equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade Grade 4/C or equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

An excellent local government support staff pension scheme is available as well as 31 days paid holidays, including bank holidays. To be solely taken during half terms.

About the employer

The academy is a 1 form entry Primary academy serving Kidsgrove. St John the Evangelist forms part of the Newman Catholic Collegiate consisting of nine academies including St Margaret Ward.




St. John the Evangelist Catholic Academy

The Avenue



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Training provider



The Apprenticeship Hub

01782 254287

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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