This is an introductory qualification if you are interested in working with children or in the health and social care sector.
You will cover the following units:
If you wish to progress to a level 2 qualification will complete a placement in a pre-school at the end of the year.
You will work both in the classroom and in the workplace to develop your skills and understanding across the following topics:
If you have not yet achieved a GCSE Grade 4 (C) or above in English and maths, you will be required to attend GCSE resit sessions (if you achieved grade 3/D) or functional skills sessions (if you achieved grade 2/E or below).
If you are looking for a career working with children, then this qualification is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas.
This is a full-time level 3 course.
You will study a range of units looking at professional skills required to work with children up to the age of 19 in the workplace.
Units will cover:
All students complete placements in Early Years' settings on an alternate week basis.
The Level 2 Introduction to Early Years Education and Care Certificate (part-time) enables you to develop specialist knowledge in the childcare sector. The course provides a practical work-based qualification for staff already employed or volunteering in a childcare setting.
You will work towards achieving core and optional units. All of these add to the required content for your award. Your selection of option units will depend on a discussion between you and an assessor about the duties within your role.
The ambition is: for a world class workforce. By world class we mean a competent, credible, sufficient, and confident workforce who are driven and able, to support and surpass individual needs of all adults, children, their families and carers who use services provided by the sector. The aim of this framework is: 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 duration of this Apprenticeship is generally 12-18 months.