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Hugh Baird College Launches Early Years / Childcare Apprenticeships

Hugh Baird College is excited to announce the launch of its Early Years / Childcare Apprenticeships at Level 2 and Level 3, aimed at employers looking to train and develop their workforce in the childcare sector.

The Level 2 Early Years Practitioner apprenticeship, accredited by NCFE, is designed for individuals who are just beginning their journey in childcare or are working in a beginner position. This program provides the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to excel in the childcare sector, offering apprentices a comprehensive understanding of child development, safety, and care.

For those looking to advance their careers and step into a senior role within the sector, the Level 3 Early Years Educator apprenticeship, also accredited by NCFE, offers a more in-depth exploration of childcare. This program delves into advanced aspects of child development, leadership within childcare settings, and the implementation of childcare policies and procedures.

As part of its Early Years Educator Level 3 apprenticeship, Hugh Baird College is offering a free Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid to all apprentices. This training will ensure apprentices are equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to provide first aid to children in an emergency.

Debbie Stock, Director of Apprenticeships at Hugh Baird College, said:

“Our new apprenticeship programs are a fantastic opportunity for employers to invest in their workforce. By providing their employees with the chance to learn and grow, they are not only enhancing their service delivery but also contributing to the development of the childcare sector as a whole.”

By investing in apprenticeships, employers can ensure their employees are equipped with the latest skills and knowledge whilst providing several benefits to their businesses, including:

Keeping or developing their competitive advantage.
Increasing their productivity and efficiency.
Enhancing their employee satisfaction and retention.
Attracting new employees and reducing recruitment costs.

For more information about the Early Years / Childcare Apprenticeships Level 2 and Level 3, please visit