You will need 3 GCSEs at Grade D or above, including English and Maths, or a Level 1 Childcare qualification. You will also be asked to attend an interview and take an initial assessment for English and Maths.
You will work with an employer for 4 days a week and attend College one day a week to study for a Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce, Level 2. While in College, you will learn about:
The communication and personal development of children
Equality, diversity and inclusion in a childcare setting
How to provide a positive environment and how to support positive behaviour
How to contribute to children and young people’s health and safety
The importance of safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
Partnership working in services for children and young people
Maintaining and supporting relationships with children and young people
Employment Responsibilities and Rights.
In addition to completing written, oral and online assessments, you will be assessed in the workplace and by producing a portfolio of work.
You can progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship or find work as an early years educator.
Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*