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Early Years Practitioner, Oldham Schools, £6.40 an hour

Oldham, Greater Manchester

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About the role

Would you like to start your career working with young children? We are keen to hear from individuals like you who would like to work as Early Years Practitioners in Oldham. Successful candidates will be enrolled onto an apprenticeship program to gain their Level 2 qualification in Early Years and will work full time in a school or nursery based in your area to support the class teacher and learn on the job. You will be based in the Nursery, Reception or Year 1 or Year 2 class supporting children between the ages of 0 and 7 years of age.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about working with children and wants to pursue a career in education. As an apprentice, you will receive on-the-job training and support to develop your skills and gain valuable experience.

Skills and Qualifications Required:
GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and Maths is required by the end of the apprenticeship - Functional Skills Support is provided to achieve this
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
Enthusiasm for working with children and supporting their learning
Willingness to learn and develop new skills
Ability to follow instructions and work under guidance
Promote positive behaviour and encourage pupil participation

General duties to include

  • Support staff in delivering lessons and activities
  • Assist in the preparation of teaching materials and resources
  • Provide one-to-one support to pupils who require additional assistance
  • Monitor pupil progress and provide feedback
  • Assist with the supervision of pupils during break times and lunchtimes
  • Support with administrative tasks such as recording attendance and updating records
Your future career with us

After completing an Early Years Apprenticeship, there are various career prospects available. You can work as a full-time practitioner or move into a more specialist field such as Special educational needs (SEN). You could also progress and continue your training to gain your Level 3 Early Years Educator qualification and even go on to become a qualified Nursery or Primary Teacher either through a traditional teacher training route or via the school-based School Direct program.

Training & Qualification Details

This Level 2 apprenticeship is expected to last a period of between 12 –14 months. You will attend live tutor led sessions 2 days every month (1 day every other week which will be via ZOOM) and participate in online interactive learning via our bespoke innovative platform OLLIE. Your Tutor will also visit you in the workplace for 1-2-1 Tutor sessions during the program. System People have fantastic pass rates and won the “BEST Training Provider Award” at the Golden Apples in 2019 and have been awarded a “Good” rating by Ofsted 2021.

Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved a GCSE grade 4/C (or equivalent) in Maths and English by the end of this programme. Therefore, if you do not already hold a grade 4/C in these subjects, you will be required to carry out a short Maths and English Assessment to see if we are able to offer you Functional Skills support to reach a Level 2 (grade C/4 equivalent).

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