Intermediate Apprenticeship for the Children and Young People’s Workforce

This apprenticeship is suitable for people who are working in children or young people’s services in roles such as nursery worker/assistant or care assistant.

Mandatory Units

  • Contribute to the Support of Child and Young Person Development
  • Contribute to Children and Young People’s Health and Safety
  • Contribute to the Support of Positive Environments for Children and Young People
  • Understand Partnership Working in Services for Children and Young People
  • Introduction to Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
  • Introduction to Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
  • Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
  • Child and Young Person Development
  • Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People
  • Maintain and Support Relationships with Children and Young People
  • Support Children and Young People’s Positive Behaviour

Learners and employers can choose from a variety of units available from the optional groups to make up the remaining credits for the qualification.

 

The apprenticeship is delivered through a combination of training, guidance, support, self-study and activities in the workplace. On and off job training either through group sessions or on a one-to-one basis. The NVQ will be assessed using varied methods depending on learning style, including direct observation in the workplace. A portfolio of evidence is required.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however candidates should have basic literacy, communication and ICT skills. Click here to view our latest apprentice job vacancies.

Course Progression

Following completion of the Intermediate Apprenticeship for the Children and Young People’s Workforce, learners can choose from a number of different paths depending on their strengths and interests. They may choose to complete the Early Years Educator Advanced Apprenticeship in order to be able to take on a more supervisory role in a childcare setting or work as a childminder. Other may decide to move towards playwork, residential childcare or school support and undertake a different advanced apprenticeship as relevant.

For those who achieve an advanced apprenticeship and progress to a managerial role there are opportunities to undertake a higher apprenticeship, which focuses on leadership and management in care settings.

Below are some possible future careers:

Nursery Manager

Playworker

Special Needs Teaching Assistant

Portage Home Visitor

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