Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship Westwood Academy

To work in our Academy in EYFS. This will include: • Being responsible for supporting child initiated and adult led activities based around the needs and interests of each individual child • Supporting the observation and assessment of the children • Working as part of a team to ensure each child feels safe and secure

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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, 35 hours per week (term time plus 5 days). Times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jul 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 being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs
  • Assist and support pupils, including those with special needs, in respect of personal, local and national learning strategies across the curriculum, as directed by the teacher.  Ensure all pupils are safe and have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • The role may include supporting pupil’s personal programmes, relating to social, health, physical, hygiene, and welfare matters. The pupil may also need assistance to access different areas of the school. Following appropriate training and in line with school procedures, to administer basic first aid and/or medication as required
  • Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils by encouraging them to interact with each other and to engage in activities led by the teacher
  • Promote self-esteem and encourage pupils to act independently as appropriate
  • Provide feedback on pupils’ personal needs as appropriate
  • Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting difficulties as appropriate. Support pupils to understand instructions
  • Gather, report information from/to parents/carers as directed
  • Be aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agreed
  • Undertake basic pupil record keeping as requested
  • Prepare the classroom as directed for lessons and clear-up afterwards
  • Assist with the display of pupils’ work
  • Prepare and maintain equipment/resources as directed by the teacher and assist pupils in their use
  • Provide routine clerical support for teachers, e.g. photocopying, filing, collecting money, checking deliveries and placing goods in stock and maintaining records of stock
  • To understand the importance of inclusion, equality and diversity, both when working with pupils and with colleagues, and to promote equal opportunities for all
  • To uphold and promote the values and the ethos of the school.
  • To implement and uphold the policies, procedures and codes of practice of the School, including relating to customer care, finance, data protection, ICT, health & safety, anti-bullying and safeguarding/child protection
  • To take a pro-active approach to health and safety, working with others in the school to minimise and mitigate potential hazards and risks, and actively contribute to the security of the school, e.g. challenging a stranger on the premises
  • To participate and engage with workplace learning and development opportunities to continually improve own performance and that of the team/school, subject to the school training plan
  • To attend and participate in relevant meetings as appropriate.
    To undertake any other additional duties commensurate with the grade of the post

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship
  • 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 a Level 2 to a high standard, 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, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


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

Things to consider

• Willingness to undertake training in relevant learning strategies • You will be expected to be flexible with the working hours to ensure ratios are maintained. During the year you will be expected to participate in additional events out of the normal working hours, for example, parent’s evening and open days. • There is a degree of lifting and carrying that you will need to be able to carry out. • This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be required undertake an enhanced DBS. Applications will only be accepted through the National Apprenticeship Website: https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship Please do not contact the employer directly. If your application is successful, you will be contacted by The Oldham College (normally via email) to invite you to attend a pre-interview and initial assessment

About the employer

The Harmony Trust has the highest aspirations for its pupils, parents and staff members. Our vision is to provide an excellent primary education so that every academy is a ‘GreatPlace2Learn.’ Our aim is to ensure that children at our academies enjoy the best education from the early years to the end of the primary stage. Parents are very important to achieving this vision and we aim to work in partnership with them to ensure that all our children achieve our motto: ‘Believe Achieve Succeed’. We believe that school should be a place where every child makes progress in a safe and supportive environment. We believe in the importance of children developing well-being and high self-esteem if they are to learn and do well. We also believe in The Harmony Trust being a ‘GreatPlace2Work’ where staff are supported to thrive by a trust that is committed to learning and education. We have a great team of people working in our Academies. We aim to retain them by investing in professional development, offering opportunities to work across the Trust ensuring Harmony is a great place to work. The Harmony Trust was established in February 2014 and currently has 15 schools. This brings with it exciting opportunities for career progression and development for existing and future employees


Westwood Academy


Westwood Academy

Middleton Road



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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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