Shaping the minds of the future

Childcare Apprenticeships

specialist industry leading training for the Early Years sector.

We’re proud to support hundreds of apprentices who have chosen to undertake a childcare apprenticeship in the rewarding field of childcare and education, every year.

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Progress through a childcare apprenticeship

We have seen apprenticeships become a respected and exciting way to help thousands of individuals and businesses get where they want to be. We are here to support both individuals and businesses to progress and to keep adding value to your careers, your businesses, and the Early Years sector as a whole through our first-rate training delivery. Our learners rate our teaching and learning support ‘Excellent’ in over 84% of sessions and our learners make strong links between ‘classroom’ learning and their job role.

At Paragon Skills, we are passionate about childcare apprenticeships and the value that they bring to both the apprentice and the business in which the apprentice is working. We are one of the largest Early Years specialist apprenticeship providers in the UK and we have over 20 years’ of experience in delivering award-winning training.

Our purpose as a business is to inspire people to succeed through quality apprenticeship training. We pledge to deliver an outstanding teaching and learning experience to every learner, every time. We have 65% of our learners achieve a merit or distinction and can guarantee that every learner who completes their programme will pass.

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An apprenticeship route to suit every level

Early Years Practitioner - Level 2 Apprenticeship

  • Qualification
    Early Years Practitioner - Level 2 Apprenticeship
  • Awarding Body
    City & Guilds
  • Duration
    12 months Apprenticeship + 8 weeks End Point Assessment

Early Years Educator - Level 3 Apprenticeship

  • Qualification
    Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • Awarding Body
    City & Guilds
  • Duration
    18 months Apprenticeship + 8 weeks End Point Assessment

Teaching Assistant – Level 3 Apprenticeship

  • Qualification
    Teaching Assistant – Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • Awarding Body
    TQUK LTD
  • Duration
    18 months Apprenticeship + 8 weeks End Point Assessment

Children, Young People, and Families Practitioner (Residential) – Level 4 Apprenticeship

  • Qualification
    Children, Young People, and Families Practitioner (Residential) – Level 4 Apprenticeship
  • Awarding Body
    TQUK LTD
  • Duration
    24 months Apprenticeship + 8 weeks End Point Assessment

Children, Young People and Families Manager (Residential) – Level 5 Apprenticeship

  • Qualification
    Children, Young People and Families Manager (Residential) – Level 5 Apprenticeship
  • Awarding Body
    TQUK LTD
  • Duration
    24 months Apprenticeship + 8 weeks End Point Assessment

Early Years Lead Practitioner - Level 5 Apprenticeship

  • Qualification
    Early Years Lead Practitioner – Level 5 Apprenticeship
  • Awarding Body
    Innovate Awarding
  • Duration
    24 months Apprenticeship + 12 weeks End Point Assessment

We provide exceptional training in the Early Years sector

At Paragon Skills, we offer intermediate and advanced level childcare apprenticeships. We offer apprenticeships that support Early Years Educators, Children Young People and Families Managers, those working in Residential Childcare and Teaching Assistants. Here are just a selection of some of the leading employers in the Early Years sector that we work with:

Boost your future workforce with a childcare apprentice today!

Get in touch with us today to hear more about how we can support you and your business in employing an apprentice.

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Apprenticeships to inspire and progress your team

Your employees will have a dedicated Personal Tutor, who has worked first-hand in the industry, has the knowledge and expertise when it comes to education delivery and through 1 to 1 sessions or virtually through group conferencing will enable evidence learning. Our team of Personal Tutors all have industry experience and understand the unique challenges, skills and behaviours that a career in childcare and education requires.

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We are rated as a ‘Good Provider’ by Ofsted

We are committed to delivering an outstanding teaching and learning experience. Our Childcare apprentices and employers benefit from our 20 years’ of experience, and the accreditations we have that certify our commitment to the apprenticeship sector.

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What our client say

We are Rated as ‘Excellent’