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Children and Young Peoples Intermediate Apprenticeship at North Lindsey College

Course description

Intermediate apprenticeships are employment-led programmes where you combine real work skills with college study and link theory to practice. You will attend College on a weekly basis for one day per week to gain underpinning knowledge in order to complete the framework. 

The Intermediate Apprenticeship framework for childcare involves completing the Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce, Level 2 Employer Rights and Responsibilities, Level 1 Functional Skills in English Maths and ICT. Ideally you will complete your apprenticeship framework within 12 months.

Course content

This Intermediate Apprenticeship is made up of the following components: 
- Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce
- Level 2 Employer Rights and Responsibilities
- Level 1 Functional Skills English 
- Level 1 Functional Skills Maths 
- Level 1 Functional Skills ICT 
- Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) 

You must successfully achieve all components to receive the full apprenticeship framework.

Entry requirements

To take up a place on the Intermediate Apprenticeship programme you should: 
- Be a minimum of age 17 years (as specified by the National Minimum Standards) 
- Be employed within an appropriate childcare sector 
- Have GCSE English and Maths at grades C-E 
- Have a clean Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Certificate
- Have a letter of support from your employer 

An initial screening and assessment test to assess your English and Maths levels will form part of the interview process.

Assessment

The Level 2 Certificate will be assessed by direct observation of your work practice, oral questioning, written assignments, professional discussion, learning journal/diary and witness testimony. Your assessor will visit you in the workplace on a regular basis to carry out assessments on your practice for the competence based units. There will also be additional practical assessments for the paediatric first aid units on the course. 

Evidence for Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) has been mapped within the Level 2 Certificate for Children and Young People's Workforce, however you may need to provide evidence for this through your reflective journals/diary and other training carried out as part of your daily activities.

Functional skills are assessed through external tests. Where possible these tests will be made on the day you attend College. However, you may have to attend a different day, subject to timetabling of external assessments. 

Your progress on the programme will be reviewed a minimum of every 6 - 10 weeks in your workplace with your employer. Targets will be set that reflect your individual needs and help you to progress through your qualification in a timely manner. 

Future opportunities

At Level 2 (Intermediate Apprenticeship), the qualification confirms competence under supervision in these areas and serves as a progression pathway to the required qualification at Level 3 and above for registration and regulatory requirements in the sector. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 May 2016

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