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Children and Young People Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 at New College Nottingham

Course description

A career working with children and young people can be challenging but extremely rewarding. 

There are many different career options available and this Apprenticeship will give you a brilliant head-start in the sector. You could become a nursery or school assistant, a youth worker or support children and young people who are in residential care.

As an Apprentice, you'll be employed in a role where you'll get to develop all the practical skills you need alongside the knowledge and understanding which will enable you to transition into a permanent role with your existing or new employer once your Apprenticeship has come to an end.

You'll be supporting children and young people to reach their potential, developing their social skills, creativity, language and literacy. You'll also learn how to develop positive relationships with children and young people and to ensure they are safe.

Your employer will lead on your training and you'll meet with an ncn assessor regularly who will offer support and check on your progress.

Course content

This course consists of the following:

  • Level 3  Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce (NVQ)
  • Functional Skills level 2 English, Maths and ICT
  • Employment Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Paediatric First Aid Certificate

Mandatory Units:

  • Promote communication
  • Engage in personal development
  • Promote Equality and inclusion
  • Duty of care
  • Child and young person development
  • Promote child and young person development
  • Safeguarding
  • Support health & safety
  • Develop positive relationships
  • Working together
  • Understand how to support positive outcomes

Entry requirements

Students must: 

  • Be aged 16 or over
  • GCSE Grades A-C in English & Maths
  • Not be in full-time education or on any other training programme
  • Have lived in the UK for the past three years

There are no formal entry requirements for any level, however the employer may stipulate entry qualifications when recruiting an apprentice to a particular job role. 

Students will be expected to have a contract to work a minimum of 30 hours per week. This must be paid employment. However, you can still apply for this course if you are actively seeking employment, but this must be in place before you can commence the training. 

As there may be different entry requirements for apprenticeships, depending on the occupational sector, all students are required to have an initial assessment test.


An approved assessor will visit candidates in the workplace to assess practical work. Candidates will also need to submit a portfolio of written evidence to show knowledge and understanding.

Future opportunities

Continuing in Education:  

  • Children's Care, Learning & Development CACHE NVQ Level 4
  • Foundation Degree in Early Years

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 April 2016

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