Education and Early Years Sector

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Roles in the Education and Early Years sector provide apprentices with access to highly rewarding roles where they can play a key part in the early development and future success of learners. Whether it is in an Early Years setting working with children in a classroom, young people and adults at college or mentoring in the workplace, apprentices in these roles can have a lasting impact on those they work with and have the opportunity to develop.

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We’ve worked closely with industry experts to develop our apprenticeship offer to ensure you can deliver apprenticeship programmes that reflect the latest industry best practices.

Standards included

Standard Level Assessment
Teaching Assistant Level 3 EPA
Learning Mentor Level 3 EPA
Assessor / Coach Level 4 EPA
Learning and Skills Assessor Level 3 EPA
Learning and Skills Mentor Level 4 EPA
Learning and Skills Teacher Level 5 EPA
Early Years Practitioner Level 2 EPA
Early Years Educator Level 3 EPA
Early Years Lead Practitioner Level 5 EPA

You can use Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation (EPAO) regardless of whether you choose to use our on-programme offer.


Apprenticeship standards and End-point Assessments (EPAs)

We’ll provide the expert knowledge, EPA resources and services you'll need at every stage of the process, so you can focus on supporting your apprentices. Our apprenticeship standards programmes are broken down into two distinct areas:

  • We provide full support to help you to take apprentices from entry through to gateway for their end-point assessment.
  • Our on-programme offer is specific to each individual standard and can include a mix of mandatory and non-mandatory qualifications for apprentices to achieve as part of their apprenticeship programme.
  • You can use our on-programme offer regardless of whether you are using Pearson as your end-point assessment organisation or not.

As an ESFA-approved end-point assessment organisation (EPAO), we put end-point assessment at the heart of apprenticeship planning:

  • Regular touchpoints are set up with employers and training providers to ensure apprentices are fully prepared for their assessments.
  • Our dedicated EPA service will support you throughout the EPA journey.
  • Detailed resources and training are included for every stage of the programme. 
  • Regularly updated assessments reflect latest industry best practice.
  • Flexible assessment opportunities are available including remote invigilation.
  •  5-day results turnaround with rich feedback will help you support your apprentices.