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Children and Young People’s Workforce Intermediate Apprenticeship at Middlesbrough College

Course description

This Apprenticeship programme is a national programme for people who want to gain a recognised qualification and train in their chosen field at the same time. The level 2 Apprenticeship is for those working under supervision such as a nursery assistant or playgroup assistant working with children under five or an assistant in an out of school setting. This Apprenticeship is for people who work with children from birth to 19 years old (and their families) – in settings or services whose main purpose is children’s care, learning and development. Providing an opportunity to work with children and young people while also gaining an understanding of development.

Course content

Within the CYPW qualification you will cover 11 mandatory units, gaining 29 credits, which include, communication, personal development, equality & diversity, personal development, child development, health & safety, safeguarding, supporting children and young people’s positive behaviour, partnership working, maintain and support relationships. You will also choose 2 or 3 optional units, gaining 6 credits which reflect your role within the setting. It is also a requirement of the apprenticeship framework that you complete Level 1 functional skills English, Maths and ICT along with the Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings.

Entry requirements

It is a requirement of this course that you have employment within a childcare setting. The college must carry out an initial assessment of each learner prior to the start of the programme to ensure that they are entered for an appropriate type and level of qualification. Learners must have and are willing to develop good literacy, communication and numeracy skills, along with basic computer skills. Experience within childcare or a level 1 childcare qualification is not essential but would be of benefit to learners who wish to undertake this course. You will undertake and require a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure Application "If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme."


You will be observed in the workplace by a college assessor who will mark your performance against the assessment criteria of the qualification/unit in which you are working towards. Tutors/assessors will use a variety of assessment methods which will include assignment work, questions, discussion and reflective accounts. Assessment is continuous throughout the course. This course will be assessed using an electronic e-portfolio. Functional skills will be assessed by a final exam.

Future opportunities

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for University we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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