Childcare & Education apprenticeships

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

We offer apprenticeships that support Early Years Educators, Children Young People and Families Managers, those working in Residential Childcare and Teaching Assistants.

Our team of Personal Tutors all have industry experience and understand the unique challenges, skills and behaviours that a career in childcare and education require.

At Paragon Skills we offer intermediate and advanced level apprenticeships in the childcare & education sector including the following:

Early Years Educator Level 3 apprenticeship

Teaching Assistant Level 3 apprenticeship

Residential Childcare Level 3 apprenticeship

Children, Young People and Families Manager Level 5 apprenticeship

We also understand that the environment your employees work in is stressful, and we have invested in training all of our Personal Tutors to become Mental Health First Aiders, providing additional support to learners who need it most.

How we can help your business

We will work in partnership with you, keep you up to date with the latest programmes in childcare and education, and deliver these programmes via a mix of remote learning and on-site at your childcare and education setting.


Apprenticeships in this sector

  • Level 3 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for employees that support and promote children and young people’s early education and development.

    These employees play an important role in preparing young people for their future school lives by helping them to gain the full range of social and practical skills they need to progress.

    Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
    18 months City & Guilds
  • Level 3 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for employees that work with children and young people across primary, secondary or special education settings.

    These employees provide direct support to both teachers and pupils and are key in enhancing the learning experience and opportunities for all.

    Certificate in Teaching Assistant Level 3
    18 months City & Guilds
  • Level 5 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for any employees who work either as a Manager in Children’s Residential Care or as a Children, Young People and Families Manager in the community.

    They might work in a range of settings including local authorities, health organisations, educational and early years settings or children’s centres.

    Children, Young People & Families Manager Level 5
    24 months TQUK
  • Level 4 apprenticeship

    This apprenticeship is ideal for any employees working with children, young people and families, including carers, to achieve positive and sustainable change in their lives.

    Children, Young People & Families Practitioner Level 4
    24 months TQUK

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It’s really good having apprentices. You can mould them, you can help them grow and it really is a benefit to your team. You can teach them the high standards from the very beginning and you know that you’re getting the best out of your team.

Developing your business through apprenticeships

We work with thousands of employers across England, delivering outstanding apprenticeship programmes every day. Our employer satisfaction rate stands at 93%, with learner satisfaction at 89%, and our success rates are higher than the industry average.

Our teams are dedicated to enabling employers to realise the benefits apprenticeships will bring their business. Each programme is tailored specifically for your business and each of your employees, ensuring you get the greatest return and results from your investment.

So whether it’s increased productivity, boosted morale, staff retention, filling a skills gap or progressing your star employees, we have a solution that can help. Get in touch to find out more.

If you would like to learn more about childcare & education apprenticeships and to discuss the options available to you, then contact Paragon Skills today on 0800 783 2545.


How do we employ an apprentice?

We can help you find the right apprentice for your business. If you are looking to employ an apprentice you can learn more about the process on our Employing an apprentice page, or you can call us to discuss your requirements on 0800 783 2545.

How much does apprenticeship training cost?

The cost of an apprenticeship varies and is dependent on the level and Standard or Framework. To find out which Standards or Frameworks best meet your business needs, and the cost of these, speak to your training provider.

How long does an apprenticeship last?

In the sectors we work in, an apprenticeship takes 12 to 48 months, however this can vary depending on the hours worked, the industry sector and level of qualification.

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