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Children & Young People's Workforce Advanced Level Apprenticeship at Cambridge Regional College

Course description

This qualification is for those who work in the Children and Young People's Workforce (CYPW) and will cover a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in statutory, private and voluntary settings.

The Level 3 diploma prepares learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years, and gain knowledge of children aged 5-7 years.

The Diploma has requires 23 mandatory units and longitudinal study. Workplace experience is required across a range of all ages, from birth to 5 years.

The apprenticeship framework consists of a level 3 Diploma in Early Years Workforce (EYE), Employers' Rights and Responsibilities and  Functional Skills in  ITC at Level 2. Learners must have GCSE grade 4/5 (grade C) or above in Maths and English or functional skills level 2 or achieve this as part of framework.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements are required but GCSE Maths and English or Functional Skills level 2 are recommended.  Although learners must be in the correct job role to provide evidence for a portfolio.


We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at Cambridge Regional College. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

All units are assessed by a qualified workplace assessor.

Financial information

We are committed to providing financial support to learners where it is available. We would actively encourage you to enquire about possible financial support as soon as you can. Depending on your situation, you may qualify for a contribution towards College costs such as kit, equipment, residential fees, meals, childcare etc. Enquiries can be made to

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you can progress to the foundation degree in early years, playwork and education. If you are in a management role you can progress to the level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care and Children's & Young People's Services.

Further information

If you need any more information about any of our courses, please request a copy of our full-time prospectus or contact our Information & Advice Team on 01223 226315.

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply online via or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership application form (depending on your school). Please ask your careers teacher at school.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a college Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you at the College soon!

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: 05 September 2018
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