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Young Apprenticeship - Health, Social Care and Early Years - VRQ at Copleston High School

Course description

This vocational programme is made up of three distinctive parts which are:-

- A double GCSE qualification in Health and Social Care
- An early years qualification equivalent of 3 - 5 GCSE`s
- 50 days work placement experience linked to Health, Social Care and Early Years settings.

The course is a Level 2 'work based and work relevant' programme, bringing together a number of qualifications. These create a framework, which provides flexibility and breadth for students who are interested in following a broad pathway route.

Course content

There will be a mixture of learning in the classroom based on case studies, assignments, an examined unit, speakers from and visits to a range of local settings and the work experience element.
This is the GCSE Health and Social Care element which will be undertaken in your own school:
Understanding Health, Social Care and Early Years services - Coursework 33%
Understanding Health and Wellbeing - Coursework 33%
Understanding Personal Development and Relationships - Examined Unit 33%

The early years element of the course focuses on the following units:
CACHE level 2 (units 1-5 = 3 GCSE`s)
Level 2 Diploma plus units 6 and 7 = 5 GCSE`s in child care and education delivered in a community setting and in the work placement.
1) An introduction to working with children (assignment)
2) The developing child (assignment)
3) Safe, healthy and nurturing environments for children (tested)
4) Children and play (assignment)
5) Communication and professional skills within childcare and education (portfolio of work to support practice in the work place).
6) The child care practitioner in the workplace (evidence records and diary)
7) Optional unit (assignment)

Future opportunities

This course can lead to a range of progression post 16 opportunities which include progressing to A Levels in any area of the curriculum, an advanced Apprenticeship in any related places or further level 3 training with a training provider or directly into employment.

Further information

The Young Apprentice will experience real work situations in a well planned supported and managed environment. A group of local employers will work in partnership with the school to assist with practical learning and all aspects of health and safety in the workplace.

This challenging programme focuses not only on acquiring skills and qualifications but also on social development.

Students will come into contact with new people and learning environments whilst gaining invaluable experience for life after school. It is designed to meet the needs of well motivated students with proven ability (predicted grades of A-C) and an interest in Health, Social Care and Early Years.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Copleston High School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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