Children & Young People Workforce

Health and Social Care -Children and Young People Apprenticeship

What does the course aim to do?

To support the development of a highly qualified, well skilled workforce within the Children and Young People's sector, and ensure that children and young people accessing services in England gain the best possible care and support. The level 2 apprenticeship provides a progression pathway to occupational competence at L3 (and beyond) for those unqualified staff working in the sector or for those looking to join the sector.

Is the level right for the learner?

Intermediate - The learner works, or is about to work, as a nursery assistant, crèche worker or special educational needs assistant in a supporting role. The learner wants to work with children, but they generally work under supervision.

Advanced –The learner is a childminder, day care supervisor, SureStart worker or a community nursery nurse. They may or may not have some supervisory responsibilities. They want to be in sole charge of children, for example managing a room in a nursery.

What will the learner study?

Framework Qualification   Intermediate Advanced

Competence based qualification

Certificate Level 2  
Diploma   Level 3
Theory based qualification Certificate Level 2 Level 3

Keyskills/ Functional Skills

Level 1 Level  2
Communication Level 1 Level 2
ITQ Level 1 Level 2
Employment Rights and Responsibilities  ERR ERR
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills  PLTS PLTS


What qualifications will the learner achieve?

Level 2 Intermediate and Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship award via City & Guilds, which are recognised vocational qualifications and recognised worldwide as proof of skills and competence in the chosen areas.

How will the learner’s progress be assessed?

The learner’s skills and knowledge will be assessed in the work place by an appointed assessor/tutor who will assess the learner’s skills, competence and knowledge.

Are there any entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for learners undertaking this qualification, but the learner will undertake an initial assessment to determine the level of qualification they can undertake and they must be in full time employment.

What Careers could it lead to?

As suggested on the City and Guilds website

• Nursery nurse
• Childminder
• SureStart worker
• Special Educational Needs assistant
• Child care centre manager
• Preschool advisor.

Course fees

Government funding is available for a large number of Apprenticeships with some sectors identified as priority. For funding eligibility and further details please feel free to contact us.

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