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Children & Young Peoples Apprenticeship at Rathbone Training

Course description

Rathbone Training offers Apprenticeships (level 2) and Advanced Apprenticeships (level 3) in Children & Young Peoples Workforce.
Working with children and young people from birth to five years old is inspiring and important work. It can also be a lot of fun.

This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to work safely with children in a variety of settings.

Course content

This course covers children’s physical development, how they need to be looked after, the law and safeguarding. You’ll also learn how to help them develop their social and practical skills.

You’ll learn on the job from experienced work colleagues. There may also be some training away from the workplace.

Entry requirements

If you’re aged 16-24 you can join. You don’t need any formal qualifications, but you will need to take a basic skills test if you don’t have GCSEs in English and Maths to join the level 2 childcare programme. If you want to do a level 3 you may need to have GCSE's in English and Maths grades A-C (but do get in touch even if you don't, as this is sometimes negotiable).

By law, you must have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks (previously CRB) before you can work with children. We’ll sort this out for you.



  • Knowledge and competence learning is delivered in the workplace
  • Tests are undertaken in the workplace
  • E-portfolio access for all learners, with additional resources to facilitate independent learning

Financial information

  • You’ll be paid the current hourly rate for apprentices as a minimum.
  • You’ll also get a minimum of four weeks paid leave for your holidays, just like other employees.
  • Get an NUS card for loads of discounts

Future opportunities

  • You can continue on a higher-level programme or go straight into employment.
  • Roles include Nursery nurse, Childminder, Children's Centre Workers, Special Educational Needs Assistants and Pre-school Advisors

Further information

Apply now to secure your place today!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Rathbone Training directly.

Last updated date: 30 August 2016
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