Childcare and Teacher Training

Children and Young Peoples Workforce Level 2 Apprenticeship

In Brief

Duration

This programme will take a minimum of 12 months to complete.

Entry requirements
  • You will need to be at least 16 years of age. Some settings require three GCSEs at grades A*-D including GCSE English at grade 3 or above
  • It is desirable that you have English and maths at grade C or above for the apprenticeship but this is not essential as Functional Skills is delivered as part of the Apprenticeship programme
  • You need to be employed within the childcare setting or have an employer in this area willing to take you on as an apprentice
  • Please see our Apprenticeship vacancieshttps://www.barnsley.ac.uk/our-departments/apprenticeships/apprenticeship-vacancies/
  • As your programme may involve working with children, you will be required to undertake a satisfactory Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
You will achieve

You will achieve a Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People’s Workforce.

Last updated: 25th Apr 2018

Course overview

This apprenticeship is suitable for you if you are in a role as support staff and have responsibilities that are closely supervised.

The course provides you with skills and knowledge to support the development of a highly qualified well skilled workforce within the children and young people’s sector, ensuring that children and young people gain the best possible care and support.

Course content

You will study all the mandatory units listed below and chose from optional units until you reach a minimum of 35 credits. You will also study:

  • Employment, Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Booklet
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Mandatory Units:

  • 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
  • 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 the positive environments for children and young people
  • Understand partnership working in services for children and young people

Optional Units:

  • Understand child and young person development
  • Promote child and young person development
  • Understand how to safeguard the well-being of children and young people
  • Support children and young people’s health and safety
  • Develop positive relationships with children, young people and others involved in their care
  • Working together for the benefit of children and young people
  • Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people
  • Understand the needs of children and young people who are vulnerable and experiencing poverty and disadvantage
  • Understand the speech, language and communication needs of children and young people with behavioural, social and emotional difficulties
  • Support the creativity of children and young people
  • Support children and young people at meal or snack times
  • Support children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs
  • Support children and young people’s play and leisure
  • Contribute to the support of children’s communication, language and literacy
  • Contribute to the support of children’s creative development
  • Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by your assessor using a portfolio of evidence, observations in the workplace and assessment tasks. You will be assessed both in college and in your place of work.

What equipment will I need?

The course uses an E-portfolio (on line portfolio). Therefore, access to a computer/laptop and the internet will be required. If this is not possible, a paper based portfolio could be accessed.

Where will I study?

You will study within the workplace and may have to attend classes at Barnsley College’s Old Mill Lane Campus, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2YW.

What can I do next?

Upon completion you could progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Children and Young People’s Workforce or apply for job roles including:

  • Assistant pre-school workers
  • Assistant in children’s centres
  • Assistant in a children’s residential care home
  • Assistant in day nurseries, nursery schools and nursery classes

How much does the course cost?

There is no cost to being an apprentice. All costs associated with your apprenticeship, including the cost of training and your salary, will be paid by your employer.

 

Financial support

You may be eligible for assistance with expenses such as travel, books, equipment and childcare. For further information please contact the Student Services Team on +44 (0)1226 216 114.

Extra information

Contact the Apprenticeship Team

For further information please contact the team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email: info@barnsley.ac.uk

 

 

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Additional Learning Support

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

English and Maths

Having good English and maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and maths or a higher level maths qualification we can help you do that too.

If you need any further information, please contact the Info Team.

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Disclaimer

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Children and Young Peoples Workforce Level 2 Apprenticeship