Children and Young Peoples Workforce - Apprenticeship

Course Code: WW00009

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Course Overview

This qualification has been developed for people wanting to work in the children and young people’s workforce. It is ideal for people who are just starting out in a career within childcare and do not feel ready to take a full Level 3 qualification.

The qualification will help students build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas in children’s settings, including early years and social care. This qualification enables credits and learning to be transferred from this qualification to the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (England) providing a direct progression route.

Duration 12-14 months

Entry Requirements

To apply for the Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples workforce there are no mandatory entry requirements for this Apprenticeship framework. However, Employers are looking to attract applicants who have a keen interest in working with children and supporting their learning and development. Applicants must demonstrate a “can do" attitude and have at least basic numeracy and literacy skills on which the Apprenticeship will build.

Students considering this framework should be suitable to work safely with children and young people and will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS).

You will be invited to attend an Interview with the related Curriculum area to give advice and guidance about the job role and qualification. You will be required to undertake initial assessments in Maths and English.

To be an apprentice you need to be working a minimum of 30 hours per week in the related occupation of your chosen apprenticeship and be at least 16 years old.  Our Skills Coaches and Careers team can support you with this and we often have a good selection of employers looking to recruit an apprentice.

If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

A variety of teaching methods including,

  • One to one support in the work place.
  • Discussions,
  • Reflected accounts
  • Practical observations will cover the majority of assessments during the course
  • Employers must support you with 20% off the job training including in house training, shadowing and mentoring.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of apprenticeships within the College are approved to train and support the students in the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified, with relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Terms and Conditions

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