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Children and Young Peoples Workforce Intermediate Apprenticeship Certificate - Work Based at Eastleigh College

Course description

Childcare courses at Eastleigh College are taught by professionals, and provide child development and childcare theory from birth to eight years. Each course has a large practical element, which gives you hands-on professional training in pre-schools, day nurseries and schools.

Course content

Learners will need to be employed for min 16 hours per week with children under 5 & work under the direction of other staff.

The qualification will include areas such as

  • Safeguarding children
  • Health & Safety
  • Child development
  • Functional skills:  Maths, English & ICT for those learners who have GCSE grades below D

Entry requirements

  • GSCE English & Maths A-G / Ability to complete Functional skills level 1
  • Some experience working with children under 5 employed or voluntary (Min 6 months)
  • Progression to Level 3 is not automatic, will depend on job role & experience


Once you have enrolled onto the programme you will be assigned an assessor that will visit you in the workplace regularly.

They will:

  • complete assessment plans and reviews with you to keep you on target.
  • support you in the collection of the required evidence needed for your qualification through different assessment methods such as: professional discussion, observations, written questions, verbal questions, witness statements and any assignments.

Future opportunities

Gain employment as assistant in Pre-School, Day nursery, Reception class, Childrens Centre or child-minding assistant.

Progress to level 3 if employed as Key person/Nursery Nurse

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 March 2016

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