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Children & Young People's Workforce - Apprenticeship (Level 2) at Alliance Learning

Course description

We offer Childcare Apprenticeships throughout Greater Manchester. Childcare is the correct route if you want to become a Nursery Assistant, a Nursery Nurse, a Playgroup Assistant or a Child-minder. It is a vocational, work-based course which gives you the opportunity to earn while you learn. If you want to gain a nationally recognised qualification at the same time as gaining valuable work experience in a young person’s environment, this course is ideal for you.

Course content

The course involves:

- Planning and supervising activities such as reading, arts, crafts, music, cooking and also physical activites indoor and outdoor

- Observing and monitoring children and making sure they are safe

- Working closely with parents and reporting any concerns

- Keeping records and giving information to parents on their child's development against the EYFS curriculum

- Monitoring developement and planning for groups and individuals to move forward in their development

Entry requirements

Some employers do require specific GCSE grades 4 - 9

Interested candidates should have the following skills & interests.... • A warm, caring, patient nature • Good communication skills • A sense of responsibility • A consistent and fair approach • A sense of humour • To be physically fit • To have creative ideas • An awareness of safety and hygiene • To be able to work in a team


You will be rquired to sit an English, Maths and ICT initial assessment before starting the Apprenticeship programme to check you are at a suitable level.

Financial information

National minimum Apprenticeship wage.

Future opportunities

This could lead to a career in Advanced Apprenticeship Framework and will allow progression to higher level

Careeer Opportunities include:

- Nursery Assistant

- Nursery Nurse

- Playgroup Assistant

- Playgroup Leader

- Childminder

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact the Alliance Learning recruitment team on 01204 677 888 or email at

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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: 29 November 2018
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