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Children and Young Peoples Workforce

Course title: Children and Young Peoples Workforce Course level: Level 2
Qualification: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship Awarding body: Not available
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2018 - 2019
Course delivery: Full-time Course length: 12 - 18 months
Venue: Employer Premises


This apprentice framework is to develop knowledge and skills relating to the Children & Young People’s Workforce (i.e. those working with children aged 0-19, primarily within Early Learning & Childcare; Children’s Social Care; Residential Childcare).

This framework also supports employers of this workforce that provides quality social care, children, early years and young people’s services across the UK by developing highly qualified, well skilled workforce within the Children and Young People’s sector, and ensure that children and young people accessing services in England gain the best possible care and support.

Support will be offered to find your apprenticeship.

Modules and units

  • Contribute to the support of child and young person development
  • Managing paediatric illness and injury
  • 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
  • Paediatric emergency first aid
  • Introduction to communication in Health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to personal development in health, social acre or children and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care and children 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

Entry requirements

  • English grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent)
  • Maths grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent)
  • College interview

Applicants who do not meet the exact entry requirements may also be considered.

Applicants who have not achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and maths will continue to study these subjects alongside their chosen college course.

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

The nine national outcomes for the employee rights and responsibilities (ERR) will be met by the completion of an externally assessed and verified qualification.

Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

This framework includes the mapping of Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) which have been mapped to the mandatory units of the knowledge and competence qualification. They are:

  • Independent enquirers
  • Creative thinkers
  • Reflective learners
  • Team workers
  • Self-managers
  • Effective participators

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through onsite visits and reviews.

Qualifications achieved

  • Certificate for the Children’s and Young Peoples Workforce Level 2
  • ERR Award Level 2
  • Maths GCSE Grade A-C
  • English GCSE Grade A-C
  • ICT Functional Skills
  • PLTS

Progression and employment

The expectation is to progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship or onto the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce. This will ensure that, as practitioners, individuals meet the appropriate level of competency, as determined by registration and regulatory requirements. Progression to Level 3 or Advanced Apprenticeship will also enable them to move to higher levels of work or enable them to work unsupervised, eg. Nursery supervisor, child minder, foster carer.

Possible employment outcomes: 

  • Early Years Educator
  • Care Worker / Youth Worker
  • Childrens Social Care
  • Residential Childcare
  • Assistant Nursery Support
  • Assistant Play Worker

How do I apply?

You can apply online (see apply now button), call 01254 354354 or pop into our College to collect an application form.

Additional and key information

For more information, or an informal discussion about your needs, please contact Lauren Thomas:

Call: 01254 354220

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