About the level 5 early years lead practitioner standard
The long-awaited Level 5 Early Years Lead Practitioner standard has been formally approved for delivery by the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education.
The apprenticeship will offer the chance for employees working in roles such as a SENCO, room leader, senior practitioner and nursery nurse to continue their career development.
The 18-month apprenticeship will receive 95% government funding for SME’s and will aim to develop highly skilled professionals who take on an operational lead for the care, learning and development of all young children within the setting.
Amongst the topics to be covered during the apprenticeship are leadership and management, curriculum, health and wellbeing, health and safety, safeguarding and child development and theory.