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Children and Young Peoples' Workforce Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship at Wiltshire College

Course description

The children and young people’s workforce makes up approximately 10% of the labour market in England and includes people working in all sectors of the economy. A large number are public sector employees, including in schools, colleges, local authorities and the NHS.

At this level, apprentices tend to work in settings or services whose main purpose is children’s care, learning and development. Workers in this area make sure children are looked after, kept active, happy and nourished. They also help children develop social and practical skills.

This Apprenticeship gives people a fulfilling opportunity to work with children and young people while also gaining an understanding into the ‘how’s’ and ‘whys’ of their development.

Course content

On this apprenticeship you will learn about the theory behind childcare, how and why certain characteristics develop and how to care for each child equally.

As an apprentice, your exact role will depend on your employer and the age of the children you care for.

Mandatory units include;

The communication and personal development of children
Equality, diversity and inclusion in a childcare setting
How to provide a positive environment and how to support positive behaviour
How to contribute to children and young people’s health and safety
The importance of safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
Partnership working in services for children and young people
Maintaining and supporting relationships with children and young people

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry level 3 or GCSE grade E in Maths and English. All applicants will be required to pass initial assessments in Maths and English.


Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers, so they offer a structured programme that takes you through the skills you need to do a job well. Each apprenticeship involves a structured programme of training leading to a recognised qualification, and they are available at different levels, letting you choose the speed you wish to learn at.

What is involved in the framework?

Competence Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce
Knowledge Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce
Skills Element Functional Skills English Level 1
Skills Element Functional Skills Maths Level 1
Skills Element Functional Skills ICT Level 1
Employment Rights and Responsibilities
Personal Learning Thinking Skills 

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of your Intermediate Apprenticeship, you could progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wiltshire College directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2016

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