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Childcare Level 2 Apprenticeship at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

Working with children and young people can be challenging but extremely rewarding. This course is designed for those employed as apprentices in a childcare setting. The course is suitable for those aged 16-18 and adults.

Course content

The course comprises the Level 2 Diploma in Children and Young Peoples Services, plus Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT at Level 1. Students will also complete the Award in Employment Responsibilities & Rights in Health, Social Care or Children & Young People's Settings.

Entry requirements

2 GCSEs preferably maths and English.


Assessment will take place in the work place.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

You can progress onto the Early Years Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Further information

You must be employed in a relevant job role.

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: 23 October 2017

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    • Our Parson's Walk Centre houses a wide range of vocational courses and provides a unique and exciting atmosphere.

      The Centre features the award winning Wheel restaurant, together with other outstanding facilities that provide hands on work experience including the Image Centre, Florist Shop and Travel Shop.

      In addition, our classrooms offer a comfortable and professional working environment which is exemplified by our £20,000 state-of-the-art Apple Mac suite.

      This Centre also houses the College's largest Learning Resource Centre to provide help and support to all students in the use of the library and IT facilities. Our dedicated team of staff are on hand to provide assistance with electronic books and databases, information skills and one-to-one sessions. Laptops, iPads and Samsung tablets are just a selection of the range of facilities available.

      This Centre is completed with our Employment Services team who are here to offer you a personal information, advice and guidance session to identify areas of development and agree goals to set you on your path to gaining employment.

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