Apprenticeships & Traineeships

Children and Young People's Workforce Intermediate Apprenticeship, Level 2

Course overview

The Children and Young People’s Workforce framework is designed for people who work with children from birth to 16 years of age and their families, providing a service of setting where the primary focus is the child’s care, learning and/or development.

Employees within this sector ensure that children are looked after, kept active, happy and nourished. They also encourage the development of social and practical skills.

Typically an individual who is working towards this apprenticeship framework will assume the role of a care worker, childminder, nursery nurse or youth and community worker.

Apprenticeships are a tested way of training either a new or existing team member. An apprenticeship will provide on-the-job training which leads to an employee gaining a nationally recognised qualification which has been developed by the Sector Skills Council. The Apprenticeship framework will include the following elements;

• Children & Young People’s Workforce – Level 2 Certificate
• Mathematics – Level 1
• English – Level 1
• Information and Communication Technologies – Level 1
• Personal Learning & Thinking Skills
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Entry requirements

An employee/apprentice must be over 16 years of age with no prior level 4 qualifications or above and be working a minimum of 30 contracted hours per week in an appropriate occupational role

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed againsts a set of nationally recognised standards which are set by the Awarding Body. The competence based element assessment will be via direct observation and work place supporting evidence. The knowledge based element may be assessed via a test, reflective review or assignment to confirm that you have achieved and understood the level of knowledge required. Whereas Functional Skills will be assessed via on-line tests.

What can I do next

Three months before completing this Apprenticeship framework a review will take place with yourself and your employer to discuss progression opportunties which may lead to a permanent employment contract, further study or indeed both.