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Early Years Educator Apprenticeship Standard

What you need to know about the Highfield Level 3 End-Point Assessment for Early Years Educator


Who is this standard for?

Early years educators (EYE) are highly trained professionals who work in a range of settings including full day care, children’s centres, pre-schools, reception classes and as childminders. An early years educator plans and supervises child initiated and adult led activities which are based around the needs and interests of each individual child. They have key person responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure. They work in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child.

Programme Structure

This is a level 3 apprenticeship standard that has a typical duration of 18 months. Apprentices will be placed in a suitable role and supported by a tutor to achieve Level 2 maths and English, the Level 3 Early Years Educator Qualification and a first aid qualification in line with the requirements of the EYFS framework.

Assessment Plan 

Apprentices will be assessed against ST0135/AP04.

End-Point Assessment methods

·          - Knowledge Test

·          - Professional Discussion underpinned by the Portfolio of Evidence

EPA Kit – to access the full EPA kit and other supporting documents for this standard, please visit here.

Apprenticeship Standard and EPA Timeline

This document (coming soon) supports employers, training providers and apprentices by providing them with the clear time frames required to complete each stage of the apprenticeship and end-point assessment journey, through to ESFA certification.

Highfield will be ready and able to deliver end-point assessment for the learning mentor standard in early 2023. Readiness is defined as having necessary administrative and systems infrastructure and associated internal quality assurance policies and procedures to support Highfield’s end-to-end end-point assessment service.


Please contact us on 01302 363 277 to speak with a member of our EPA team who will be happy to provide you with any further information regarding our pricing.