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Childcare Intermediate Apprenticeship at Sandwell College

Course description

This apprenticeship is aimed at school leavers who wish to work in early years education. A DBS check will be required so that students can complete work placements as part of the course.

Course content

You will work with an employer for 4 days a week and attend College one day a week to study for a Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce, Level 2. While in College, you will learn about:

The communication and personal development of children
Equality, diversity and inclusion in a childcare setting
How to provide a positive environment and how to support positive behaviour
How to contribute to children and young people’s health and safety
The importance of safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
Partnership working in services for children and young people
Maintaining and supporting relationships with children and young people
Employment Responsibilities and Rights.

Entry requirements

You will need 3 GCSEs at Grade D or above, including English and Maths, or a Level 1 Childcare qualification. You will also be asked to attend an interview and take an initial assessment for English and Maths.


In addition to completing written, oral and online assessments, you will be assessed in the workplace and by producing a portfolio of work.

Future opportunities

You can progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship or find work as an early years educator.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 June 2016

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