Childcare & Education

Early Years Educator - Level 3

Quick information

An Apprenticeship standard designed by employers for employers


Childcare and Education

Who is it for?

School leavers, new recruits and existing staff

Start date

September, however other intakes throughout the academic year can be considered.


Level 3


A minimum of 18 months to Gateway, followed by an additional 3 months to achieve the End Point Assessment.

How does it work?

4 days in the workplace and 1 day per week release to attend college delivery which will be a blended learning delivery model, online learning, and face to face classroom delivery.


  • Written assignments
  • Longitudinal study
  • Observation
  • Professional discussion


Level 3 Early Years Practitioner Standard

Additional qualifications

NCFE Cache Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (Aim 60126292)


The apprenticeship will be reviewed after a maximum of 3 years.

Sign up to our employee newsletter

Sign up here

Career Progression Courses

Upskilling helps to make sure your workforce is the very best it can be. The Sheffield College offers a wide range of training courses for your employees.

See them here

Find out about our Bespoke Training Courses

The Sheffield College offers a wide range of training courses for your employees.

These vary from compulsory qualifications such as Health and Safety to courses that build on skills within the business, including a range of flexible, part-time degree and professional courses, such as qualifications from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) or the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM).

We can tailor courses to your needs, so get in touch to see how we can help you.

Want to know more

T: 0114 260 2600

Email to find out more here