The Intermediate Apprenticeship (level 2) Children & Young People’s Workforce gives you the underpinning knowledge and practical experience of working with children aged 0-19 years in variety of work settings, including nurseries, pre-schools and schools. The course covers key areas including Child & Young Person Development, Safeguarding, Paediatric Illness & Injury and Communication. You will develop your practical skills at your work placement for four days a week and attend College for one day per week. There are weekly workshops for two terms, which then become monthly.
You need at least two GCSEs at grade C, including English Language. If you do not have Maths, English and ICT at grade C, you will complete the Functional Skills qualifications for these subjects. Previous experience of working with children is an advantage, but the desire to support and promote children’s development is more important. You must be working in a relevant workplace and have DBS clearance. This is normally carried out by your employer. Previous experience of working with children is an advantage, but the desire to support and promote children’s development is more important.
When you successful achieve your Intermediate Apprenticeship and receive a good workplace reference, you can apply for higher level courses. If you have C grade or above in GCSE English and Maths, you may like to consider the Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) Early Years Educator. Alternatively, you can apply for assistant roles in places such as schools, day nurseries, playgroups, after school clubs and crèches.