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.
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.
This standard is currently being assessed against two different versions of the assessment plan. The assessment plan to be selected is determined by the apprentice's on-programme start date. For more information and to access the full EPA kit and Gateway Readiness Report for v1.2, please visit here. The full EPA kit and Gateway Readiness Report for v1.3 is coming soon.
Endpoint assessment methods (IfATE v1.2 / AP04):
· Knowledge Test
· Professional Discussion underpinned by the Portfolio of Evidence
Endpoint assessment methods (IfATE v1.3):
· Observation with questioning
· Professional discussion underpinned by a portfolio of evidence
To find resources to prepare for and support end-point assessment for v1.2, please visit here.
You can find resources to prepare for and support end-point assessment for this standard here.