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12 - 18 Months
Course code APPCYPF1MA

Childcare, Intermediate Apprenticeship

What will I do on this course?

This apprenticeship is designed to develop your workplace skills and knowledge. It also builds the skills you will need to progress to the Level 3 course and full early years practitioner status. You’ll attend College one day a week to gain vital background knowledge in a variety of sector-related subjects.

Topics you will study include child and young person development, safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, supporting positive behaviour, partnership working in services for children and young people, health and safety, supporting positive environments, child development, practical care, planning and implementing activities, and observation.

As part of this study programme you will develop your maths and English skills, attend tutorials and Individual Development (ID) or Future Academy. You will also complete a work placement or extended industry placement. All aspects of your study programme will be discussed at your interview.

How will I be assessed?

We’ll assess your practical skills, projects and workplace performance.

What could I do after this course?

You could enter a career in a range of early years settings, including nurseries, pre-schools and schools. You could also increase your skills by progressing to the Level 3 course in Children’s Play Learning and Development or a Level 3 apprenticeship at Weston College.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 9-2 with at least two at grade 4 or a qualifying Level 1 qualification. You will also need to be in relevant employment, but we can help you find this. On enrolment your employer will require you to undertake a DBS check.

Course Level

Level 2

iAn interview is required for this course.

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What our students say

Jasmine Cardwell, Early Years

Jasmine Cardwell

“The course has provided me with the opportunity to work in a variety of settings and meet lots of new people”

Former school: Worle

Course: Early Years

What next? Jasmine achieved A*, A, B and will progress onto the UAL Foundation Art and Design degree at University Centre Weston.

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