early years apprentice TUDOR GRANGE ACADEMIES TRUST

Tudor Grange Primary Academy Hockley Heath are very happy to have converted to TGAT as of 1st January 2022. We are a one form entry primary school catering for children aged from 2 through to 11. We are located in the Solihull area. You will work in the Preschool with ages 3-4.

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Closing date: 19 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    After 12 months your salary will be increased to the National Minimum 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 to Friday, 8.00am to 4.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day


  • Supervise the activities of individuals or groups of children to ensure their safety and facilitate their physical and emotional development.
  • Undertake those activities necessary to meet the physical and emotional needs of individuals and groups of children, including students with educational, physical, or emotional special needs.
  • Actively engage in the pre-determined educational activities and work programmes at a basic level and to assist in personal and individual development of individuals or groups of students.
  • To monitor individual student’s problems, progress, achievements and condition and report these to the designated supervisor as appropriate.
  • Use specialist skills to undertake those activities necessary to meet the physical and emotional needs of students.
  • Use and undertake specialist skills to foster the intellectual and social development of children.
  • Within competence, to assist the teacher in the delivery of educational and developmental work programmes.
  • Assist the teacher in the planning of work programmes for individuals and groups of children.


  • Previous experience working with children in an early years setting, desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written
  • Passion for providing high-quality care and education to young children

You will undertake a Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship to gain your qualification. This will take approximatey 18 months to complete.

The training you will be getting

  • Qualifications: Level 3 NCFE Cache Diploma Early Years Educator, Paediatric First Aid, and Functional Skills in maths and English (if required).
  • Learning style: Face-to-face, online and workplace coaching
  • Progression: Develop your employability to work with children birth to 5 years
  • Duration: Typically 18 months plus time to complete the end-point assessment
  • You will be based in the Preschool onsite and will allocated time each week for your off the job training.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • After successfully completing this early years course, you’ll be awarded the Level 3 Early Years Educator Diploma. With this qualification you’ll demonstrate your skills and enhance your employability.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade Level 4 or Grade C) Desired

About the employer

Being a one form entry school means that we have close working relationships with all our stakeholders, and we are proud of the ‘family feel’ that gets commented on time and again by those who visit us. We are committed to providing our children with the best educational provision that we can offer. We do this by prioritising each subject area and having a clear vision about what we want our pupils to achieve; to instil in them ambition, confidence, and a curiosity about the world around them. In addition to this, we offer a caring and safe environment built on positive and trusted relationships. Our children achieve well, they are articulate, and they are polite. Our staff, parents and governors are supportive and work in close partnership to enable our pupils to have the best start in life.




10 School Road

Hockley Heath


B94 6RA

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Nicola Thorpe


07398 831082

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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