Early Years Lead Practitioner (WBL)

NEW FOR 2024! Active practitioners are effective role models of play-based learning, supporting others to develop their own practice. They are highly skilled professionals who take an operational lead for the care, learning and development of all young children within their care, adapting to individual needs providing inclusive and holistic provision.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 5
    • Study Mode
    • Course Location
      Work based with monthly college sessions
    • Age Group
      Apprenticeships (16+)
    • Course Duration
      24 +5 End Point Assessment (EPA) months
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  • Overview

    EY practitioners engage with sector developments both locally and nationally, with a commitment to developing their own professional and educational competencies. In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with children aged birth to eight years, families, practitioners, other professionals, and appropriate agencies. An employee in this occupation will be responsible for supporting the quality of learning and development in their setting.

    This is a 24 month course, +5 months End Point Assessment (EPA) which is delivered in the work place. As part of this qualification, you will also be expected to attend the college once a month. You will be assessed through written work, verbal discussion, observation and an end point assessment at the end of your Apprenticeship. While you are completing your Apprenticeship you will need to complete ‘off the job training’ this is time spent in working hours gaining new knowledge additional to your usual job role, this time is to take place within your contracted hours and will be agreed with your employer.

  • Entry Requirements

    4 x GCSE A*-D / 9-3 which must include GCSE English and maths at A*-C / 9-4 or equivalent.

    • Job role meets the required standard.
    • Undertake the Disclosure and Barring Service process and provide the result.
  • Progression Pathway

    Job opportunities upon completion include:

    • Room Leader
    • Deputy Manager
    • Manager
    • Outreach worker for councils
    • Education Welfare Officer
  • Attendance & Support

    Runshaw College believes that attendance and punctuality are key factors in the timely success of an apprenticeship. Apprentices are accepted on the basis that they will have a high level of attendance at college (if applicable) and in the workplace. Persistent or regular absenteeism is a disciplinary offence and may lead to dismissal from the programme.

    Runshaw apprentices will be offered support and be encouraged to develop the ability to work on their own and as team players. We expect our apprentices to show enthusiasm and the motivation to reach and exceed their goals.

    It is important to maintain time keeping and attendance for both college (if applicable) and workplace sessions to ensure learners remain on target.

  • DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Check

    You must be prepared to comply with the vetting procedures for those working with vulnerable adults, children and young people as required by current legislation (ie undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check).

    You will need to complete an enhanced DBS for this course and in doing so will need to provide 3 ID documents. These can include; Birth Certificate, Driving License, Passport, Bank statement or a letter.

    Please note that if the course is fully funded for you, you may get your DBS for free, if not, there may be an additional fee for this to be processed.

    Please contact our Adult Admissions Team to find out more on how to obtain an Enhanced DBS check through the college.

    To find out more information on DBS checks, please visit https://www.personnelchecks.co.uk/enhanced-dbs-checks

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.