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Childrens Care, Learning and Development Apprenticeship at Skills for Growth

Course description

You have an initial interview with us to check we can offer you the kind of training you are seeking. You join a short introductory course that leads you into the Training Programme. You attend our Training Centre one day per week as an Apprentice to work towards a Children's Care, Learning and Development Framework This includes a Paediatric First Aid course You will also gain Key Skills in Communication, Application of Number, and a Technical Certificate in Children's Care, Learning & Development. On the other four days of the week you will be acquiring practical skills in a nursery, infant or primary school. Your Tutor or Monitoring Officer will visit your work placement at about 6-8 weekly intervals to see how you are getting on and help you overcome any problems you might meet, especially if this is your first experience of the world of work. Work-based assessments will be carried out at these visits. Actions are set at these visits and additional visits booked where appropriate. The length of your training programme will depend upon the level of your Apprenticeship, but generally the programme lasts for 15 months. The training programme concentrates on practical assessment in Children's Care whilst the background knowledge is covered by training one day per week in our Training Centre. Whilst training, you will be receiving at least the minimum training allowance.

Entry requirements

16-18 years, successful completion of basic skills assessment and informal interview

Future opportunities

Job Roles * Nursery assistant * Nursery nurse * Playgroup assistant * Playgroup leader * Childminder Having completed the Apprenticeship, you could join an Advanced Apprenticeship programme or other Work Based Learning at Level 3

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Skills for Growth directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: Flexible