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Childcare - Intermediate Apprenticeship at Total People

Course description

Intermediate Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship qualifications for the Children & Young People’s Workforce
NCFE / CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce

Also includes working towards:

  • Functional skills maths L1
  • Functional skills English L1
  • Functional skills ICT L1
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Employment responsibilities and rights

Length of the course - 12 months

What you’ll be doing

  • Communication
  • Personal development
  • Equality and inclusion
  • Child and young person development
  • Support development
  • Safeguarding and well being
  • Health and safety
  • Positive behaviour
  • Positive environments
  • Partnership working
  • Supporting relationships
  • Managing illness and injury

You will then select option units that relate to your job role to complete your Level 2 Certificate.

Who is it for?

  • Assistant playgroups workers
  • Assistants in children’s centres
  • Assistants in day nurseries, nursery schools and nursery classes in primary schools
  • Registered childminders and nannies

General opportunities:

  • Support workers in the above settings
  • Anyone who works with children and young people in the voluntary sector, including volunteers who are not covered by another sector skills body

Course content

  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce

Entry requirements

  • You must be employed or on a placement in a childcare setting for at least 30 hours/week.


  • Training one day a week and observations in the workplace.

Financial information

Aged 16-18
Fully funded

Aged 19-23
Fully funded for employers with less than 1000 employees. For employers with 1000+ employees, please contact us for further details.

Aged 24 and over
Total People require employers to make a contribution towards the cost for all learners aged 24 years and over, embarking on an Apprenticeship.

Future opportunities

  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Childcare
  • Supporting Teaching and Learning
  • Foundation Degree in Early Years

Further information

Please visit our website for further information

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Total People directly.

Last updated date: 15 February 2017
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