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Early Years Educator

Teaching and developing young children.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
18 months
Current funding band
Up to £6,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

What apprentices will learn
  • numeracy and language skills
  • shape individual learning experience
  • child development from birth to 5 years
  • safeguarding policies and procedures
  • paediatric first aid

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must have:

  • taken level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSE grades 9 to 4 or A* to C)
  • achieved a level 3 Early Years Educator (EYE) qualification
  • achieved a level 3 award in paediatric first aid (RQF) or emergency paediatric first aid (RQF)
Professional registration

None specified.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Active IQ
Training Qualifications UK 03333 583344
YMCA Awards
Pearson Education Limited +44 (0) 7879 602674
Innovate Awarding Limited
NCFE/CACHE 0191 2408950
City and Guilds 0207 294 3201
Skillsfirst Assess 0121 270 5100
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.