Children and Young People's Workforce - Intermediate Apprenticeship
Faculty of Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Healthcare, Childcare and Public Services Level 2 Hele Building minimum of 12 months

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

The Intermediate Apprenticeship has been designed specifically for those who work with children as an assistant in a childcare setting. This Apprenticeship has been designed to provide on the job knowledge for a support position and give you the practical skills and knowledge required in a range of jobs in the sector.


What topics will I study?

  • Communication in children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Introduction to duty of care
  • Child and young person development
  • Personal development
  • Safeguard the welfare of children and young people
  • Contribute to children and young people’s health and safety
  • Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
  • Contribute to the support of positive environments for children and young people
  • Understand partnership working in services for children and young people
  • Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
  • Support children and young people at mealand snack times
  • Support the creativity of children and young people

What experiences will I get?

You will benefit from our excellent links with a range of nurseries and schools in the area.

What are the entry requirements?

Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide you ideally need GCSE grade 4 or above in English and maths and in some cases ICT, however, we will work with you and provide additional support in order to help you achieve the functional skills element or GCSE requirements of the Apprenticeship. Support can be delivered either prior to your Apprenticeship via a traineeship or during the delivery of your programme.

You need patience, understanding, a strong desire to work with people and good communication skills. You will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for your employer.

What facilities are there?

You will have access to a learning resource centre. There is a refectory in the Hele Building.

What can the course lead on to?

Apprentices will be working towards achievement of the following:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People’s Workforce
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Functional Skills in ICT, English and Maths (where applicable)

This course will launch you directly into the workplace and provides an excellent preparation to build your career and progress to further training and education. The Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3) is the next step in doing so.

Are there any additional costs?

Other costs would include the purchase of recommended textbooks. You will need an enhanced DBS check done through your work placement or the college.

What support can I get?

You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.

What will this training cost me?

This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. Please contact a Training and Recruitment Advisor on 01392 400800 for more information.

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