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Childcare Advanced Apprenticeship at Sandwell College

Course description

This apprenticeship is aimed at school leavers who wish to work in early years education. A DBS check will be required so that students can complete work placements as part of the course.

Course content

You will work with an employer for 4 days a week and attend College one day a week to study for a Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator). This will include topics on:

• Child Development from Conception to Seven Years
• Children’s Health and Well-being
• Providing Safe Environments for Children
• Child Health
• Play and Learning
• Children’s Additional Needs
• Observation, Assessment and Planning
• Employment Responsibilities and Rights.

Entry requirements

You will need GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English and Maths, or a Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care.


In addition to completing written, oral and online assessments, you will be assessed in the workplace and by producing a portfolio of work.

Future opportunities

Successful apprentices go on to work in early years education and may wish to progress to a Foundation Degree in Childhood Studies.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 June 2016

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