If you’re an early years apprentice you can claim up to £3000 this summer

early years apprenticeIf you’re an early years or child care sector apprentice you may not be aware that the government has an Apprenticeship Bursary Scheme that potentially entitles you to up to £3000.

The scheme was launched last year to encourage higher qualified candidates to pursue a career working with young children.

The first 200 people to apply will receive bursaries of £3000. The remaining applicants will receive £1500, so even if you’re not amongst the first, you’ll still get something. There’s also a further £300 training allowance up for grabs.

To qualify, you’ll need to be have started employment as an apprentice after 1 June 2013, and be training for the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in the Children and Young People’s Workforce.

You’ll also need to have achieved a GCSE grade C or above in English and maths before you started your job, and have been in employment as an advanced apprentice for at least 3 months.

However, the offer is only available until 31 August, so you’ll need to apply quickly.

For more information, go to the official GOV.UK page.

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