Apprenticeships - CACHE Intermediate Apprenticeship in Children and Young People's Workforce

It is based on practical on-the-job learning and development and taught sessions in college. Core elements will include: Health and Safety of Children/Young People, Safeguarding, Promoting Equality and Diversity, Personal Development, Children and Young People's Development, Promoting positive relationships.

What are the Course Requirements?

To start on an Apprenticeship you must be employed in a childcare setting, for a minimum of 30 hours per week, under the supervision of a qualified person and the required health and safety checks must be completed. Entry to the programme is through initial assessment including a basic skills test which must meet a satisfactory level. Ideally you will have GCSE's in English and Maths at Grades A-C or equivalent.

Am I right for the course?

Apprenticeships provide people with the opportunity to work and gain a qualification at the same time. This develops practical and theory based skills in the workplace. The course is based on real work experience together with underpinning knowledge delivered by a qualified and experienced assessor. Training, supervision, mentoring and coaching will take place off-the-job.

Course Content - What will I learn?

The Intermediate Level Two Apprenticeship for the Children & Young People's Workforce is based on all aspects of childcare in line with current sector developments and have the opportunity to reflect on your practice in the workplace. Units of competence are required (totalling 35 credits) of which there are 13 mandatory units (31 credits) covering: Health and safety of children/young people Safeguarding Promoting equality and diversity Personal development Children and young people's development Paediatric First Aid Promoting positive relationships Optional units must be selected to make up relevant credit requirements (four credits) and these will relate to your work activities.

How will I be assessed?

Your practical and knowledge competence will be assessed by an experienced and qualified assessor. Evidence will generated through direct observation in the workplace, tasks, reflection and professional discussion

What Next

The apprenticeship will present you with opportunities to further your career and continue on to an Advanced Level Three apprenticeship in Children and Young People's Workforce

TypePart Time
Start Date26/11/2016
CampusOut Of College

* 16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.

* For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.

* Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.

Most of your training is carried out at your place of work through an Individual Learning Plan. This is designed to provide you with the support, supervision and work-based mentoring you will need.

An assessor will work alongside you and your employer to monitor your progress against nationally recognised qualifications within your vocational area. This ensures that while your needs – and those of your employer – are being met at a local level, the qualifications you gain meet the highest national standards.

Assessors also visit you at your workplace to see how you are putting your developing skills into practice on the job.

Classes will be taught by experienced professionals who will ensure you develop your technical knowledge and key skills.

Career progression is excellent for apprentices, and over the course of their careers, those with an Apprenticeship earn on average, £100,000 more than those without. (A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Apprenticeships and Other Vocational Qualifications, University of Sheffield, 2007)