Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Hodge Clough Primary School

The successful candidate will be able to communicate effectively with people at all levels. Candidates should be comfortable working with children aged between 2 and 5 years old and aware that the duties will involve changing nappies, supervising play and learning for children between 2 and 5 and tidying the classrooms at the end of the day.

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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 32.5 hours per week (Term time) plus 5 days as directed by the Headteacher. Days and times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Establish rapport and respectful, trusting relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
  • Supervise and support pupils to undertake agreed learning activities linked to local and national curriculum and learning strategies, e.g. literacy, numeracy, or early years.
  • The role may include supporting and implementing pupils’ personal including social, health, physical, hygiene, and welfare matters. To administer basic first aid and/or medication as required

The training you will be getting

Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard
L2 Diploma in Early years Practitioner

Training schedule has yet to be agreed. Details will be made available at a later date

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Full-time employment.
Any successful apprentice who demonstrates the ability and necessary skills to carry out the role of an Early Years Practitioner, would be considered for any permanent vacancy that may arise in the school. This would be part of a further recruitment process.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

You will be required undertake an enhanced DBS. Please do not contact the employer direct.

About the employer

Our school values the contribution that every child brings to our school which makes our school a happy and harmonious place to learn. Learning is our core purpose, this is championed within a safe school environment where people are helpful, considerate and respectful of each other. We strive to ensure relationships are positive and an ethos exists in which learning together becomes an enjoyable, and fulfilling experience for all.


Hodge Clough Primary School


Conduit Street



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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


Andrea Kearns


0161 785 4072

Apprenticeship standard

Early years practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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