Apprenticeship in Children and Young People's Workforce (Level 2)
Health, Public Services and Care
What will you be working towards?
This apprenticeship is designed to help you build the knowledge and skills needed to work with children and young people from 0-19 years. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas. Throughout your apprenticeship you will gain valuable work experience and obtain qualifications whilst working with an employer.
Apprenticeships combine on the job and off the job training. On the job, an apprentice will work with an employers mentor or line manager, learning skills on site and working towards the competency element of the qualifications. Off the job, apprentices work with their assessor and have access to resources, such as a workbook, to ensure they learn the knowledge elements of the framework. If the required level of maths, English and ICT qualifications have not been previously achieved or where qualifications are no longer in date, apprentices must also complete functional skill qualifications in these subjects. These would be completed through agreed delivery methods and support including classroom, distance learning, e-learning and assessor support. Units you may study include: Introduction to communication in health and social care or children and young peoples settings Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children and young peoples settings Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children and young people Understanding and partnership working in services for children and young people Children and young persons' development Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people Maintaining and supporting relationships with children and young people Supporting children and young peoples positive behaviour Contributing to the support of child and young peoples development Employability skills You will attend College one day per week to develop gain underpinning knowledge required for your framework components. Your employer will provide on the job training to develop your practical skills.
How will it be delivered?
The apprenticeship will primarily be assessed by direct observation of your work practice, oral questioning, written assignments, professional discussion, learning journal/diary and witness testimony. Your assessor from College will visit you in the workplace on a regular basis to support you throughout your apprenticeship. Functional skills are assessed through external tests. Where possible these tests will be taken on the day you attend College. However, you may have to attend on a different day subject to the timetabling of external assessments.
There are no formal entry requirements, however GCSEs in English and Maths at grade 9-4 or A*-C are desirable. If you haven't already achieved a GCSE grade 4 or grade C in English or maths, then you will study either GCSE or Functional Skills English or Maths alongside your other qualifications.
Your next steps...
This qualification will help you to meet the development and qualification needs for a career in a variety of roles. Employment opportunities include working as a nursery worker, nursery practitioner and providing care for young children. After completing your apprenticeship you could progress on to an advanced apprenticeship. Studying childcare and education could lead to a career as a nanny, child minder, creche worker, teaching assistant, early years practitioner, teacher, social worker, nursery nurse, play leader and many more opportunities.