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Children and Young Peoples Workforce Level 2 Apprenticeship at Kent Training & Apprenticeships

Course description

This Apprenticeship will help you develop skills and knowledge to provide a professional and effective supporting role in a childcare environment. It is designed to reflect the work in a range of childcare settings e.g. Full Day Care, Sessional Care.  

As part of your Apprenticeship you will work as part of a team to provide high quality care and development opportunities for children.

It is aimed that by the end of your Apprenticeship you will be working with some autonomy and personal responsibility.

Course content

You will work towards the achievement of the QCF Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People’s Workforce, this includes technical knowledge and embeds Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

All Apprentices complete an e-portfolio to demonstrate competence and knowledge.

The topics will include:

• Understanding and promoting the development of children and young people

• Promotion of equality and inclusion

• Engaging in personal development

• Understanding of how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people

• Support children and young people’s health and safety

• Develop positive relationships

• Working together for the benefit of children and young people

Functional Skills at Level 1,  maths, English and ICT are a required component of the Apprenticeship, these are exam based and course work is delivered by a combination of remote assessment and one to one support.

The Level 2 Award in Employee Rights and Responsibilities will also be a requirement of the Apprenticeship. Achievement of this develops the understanding of aspects around employment, legislation, which relate to the work in this area.

This qualification will require you to stay on programme for 12 months.

Entry requirements

We require all prospective candidates to take an initial assessment of Literacy and Numeracy. You will be required to have an interview to ensure that the programme is the right one for you.



All Apprentices will have direct observation within the work place, by their assessor to enable them to collate evidence and show competency.

All Apprentices be expected to collect relevant evidence, obtain witness testimonies and information to provide evidence specific to the job role.

Financial information

The national minimum wage for apprentices is £2.73 per hour. Some employers will pay more and some will pay travel expenses.

Future opportunities

On completion of this qualification, the candidate may choose to progress on to next level or undertake further CPD activities.

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: 02 February 2015
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