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Children & Young People’s Workforce (Apprenticeship) at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

Our Apprenticeship Programme enables you to learn the skills and gain the qualifications of your chosen profession, whilst working and earning at the same time.

If you are working with children in a variety of different early years services, for example day care, nursery, childminder, creche. This apprenticeship will give you the qualifications to work under supervision within an early learning/childcare setting, caring for young children.

Course content

You will study:

- All aspects of children's care learning and development
- Understand child and Young Person Development
- Context and Principles for Early Years Provision
- Promote the well being and resilience of children and young people
- Support children and young people to achieve their education potential.
- Key Skills Level 1 in Communication, Numeracy and IT

Entry requirements

A minimum of 16 hours paid employment in a relevant childcare and education setting working with children aged 0 -5

GCSE's at Grade D/3 or above (English and maths) or Level 1 key skills in Communication and numeracy)

You will have a positive reference with good levels of attendance and punctuality.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.


Work based assessments and classroom based study.
Assessment is via assignments and course work.

Future opportunities

You may apply to progress to a level 3 apprenticeship which enables you to work as a Children's Centre worker, Early Years Practitioner, Nursery Nurse, Private Nanny, or Childminder.

Further information

Your employer will be asked to support your progress by participating in regular reviews, training you in the workplace and ensuring you meet the induction standards required by the Sector Skills Council and Children's Workforce Development Council

Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2016
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