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Intermediate Apprenticeship for the Children & Young People's Workforce at Rotherham College

Course description

Do you aspire to pursue a career within the education, health or care sector?

Whether you are looking for a career as a nursery assistant, nursery officer, early year’s practitioner, nurse, social worker, support worker, health care professional or work in the allied health professions then we have the programme of study for you. We offer nationally recognised qualifications which meet the needs of students, employers and the industry.

Our excellent work placement opportunities provide you with first-hand experience of working in the sector, allow you to apply theory to practice and gain an insight into the work roles available. Opportunities include organisations such as The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, care and residential homes, day nurseries, pre-schools, infant schools, special schools, voluntary organisations and child-minders.

Our highly skilled and experienced tutors and links with employers will ensure you are supported to achieve your career goals, are work ready and well prepared to join the workforce or progress onto further study.

A very high percentage of our students progress into employment within the sector and also to Higher Education degrees including nursing, social work, early years teaching, allied health professions and foundation degrees.

Course content

With this Apprenticeship you could be on your way to a career within the childcare sector. The Intermediate Apprenticeship will help you to develop the skills needed to be an effective employee when working with children in a range of settings. You will learn within a company or organisation to develop your skills and knowledge in the area, getting a hands-on learning experience. This course lasts for 15 months.

What will I study?

•You will develop your communication skills with both children and adults

•Gain an understanding of health and safety and creating safe environments for children

•You will develop your knowledge in child development, play and learning

•You will attend College one day a week and a work setting four days a week

Entry requirements

•Four GCSEs including English and maths at grade A-D •You will be required to have a clear DBS check

•We can help you find the employment you need to start this Apprenticeship •Positive references and interview


•Assessment after each unit of study

•Portfolio work

Financial information

16-18 year olds do not need to pay course fees. Depending on your circumstances you may not need to pay fees. Contact the Enquiries on the details below for advice and guidance on:

T: 01709 722777


Future opportunities

You could find employment in a trainee role or through studying an Apprenticeship. You may wish to continue studying with us on one of our Level 3 Health and Social Care courses, with the required grades in English and maths.

Further information

For more details please contact the Enquiry Team on:

T: 01709 722777 



How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 November 2017
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    • The Enquiry Team
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01709 722858
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