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Children and Young Peoples Workforce Apprenticeship Level 2 at Lincoln College

Course description

As an apprentice you are paid as you learn. You will go through a structured training programme that teaches all aspects of caring for children and young people - working alongside experienced staff to learn the skills you need.

What is an intermediate apprenticeship for Children and Young People’s Workforce?
Intermediate apprenticeships enable people to earn while they learn the skills necessary to succeed in their chosen career.  The qualifications are work-related, competence-based qualifications which reflect the skills and knowledge required to do a job effectively and prepare the learner for their chosen career.

Who is this qualification suitable for?
This apprenticeship is suitable for those who want to work in the childcare sector, perhaps working in a day nursery, pre-school, or special school undertaking routine tasks associated with the industry. 


Mandatory unit include:

Introduction to Communication in Health and Social care or Children and Young People Settings

Introduction to Personal Development in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People Settings

Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health and Social Care or Children and Young People Settings

Child and Young Person Development

Safeguard the Welfare of Children and Young People

Maintain and Support Relationship with Children and Young People

Support Children and Young Peoples Positive Behaviour

Contribute to the Support of Child and Young Person Development

Contribute to Children and Young Peoples Health and Safety

Contribute to the Support of the Positive Environments Children and Young People

Understand Partnership Working in Services for Children and Young People

Optional Units (candidates to choose units to make a total of at least 6 credits).

The Functional Skills element of the qualification comprises written and verbal communications together with numeracy and ICT skills. Delivery will be given within the workplace and then assessed via a written test.

Candidates also complete a qualification on Employer Rights and Responsibilities to ensure they understand what is expected from them in the workplace and what they can expect from their employer; this is completed with their mentor within the workplace and also through written questions via the e-portfolio. 

Personal Learning and Thinking skills are assessed through ongoing reflective practice and discussion with the assessor within the e-portfolio. 

Additionally, Functional Skills English, ERR and PLTS are all embedded within the main qualification and throughout the training experience whilst reflecting on practice.

Entry requirements

Candidates must have experience of working in the childcare sector. In addition, candidates should be working in a relevant placement for a minimum of 30 hours per week. 

GCSE’s in Maths, English and ICT at grade C would be an advantage, in addition, candidates should be able to evidence their ability to work at a minimum of Entry Level 3 in English, Maths and ICT.  Relevant skills and attributes include:
• Ability to relate well to children, young people and adults
• Motivated to succeed within the job
• Willing to reflect on own practice, learn and apply that learning in the workplace
• Numerate and literate
• Willing to undergo a compulsory disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) 
• Willing to work as a member of the team


It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE.  Candidates portfolios are electronic, known as ‘e-portfolio’s’ which allow candidates to submit evidence more easily; receive fast feedback; have continuous access to their portfolio and can easily track progress. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 January 2017

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