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Children and Young People’s Workforce
Level 2

Apprenticeship:

Children and Young People’s Workforce

Qualification: Level 2

Duration: 12 months

This standard contains knowledge based units and competence based units. There is a minimum of 2 observations of working practice to show the apprentice's competence in their working role. Also required for the framework is to complete level 2 employment rights and responsibilities, a 12 hour paediatric first aid course and level 2 functional skills for English, maths and ICT, if not already achieved GCSE grades A-C (or grade 4 and above). Knowledge sessions will be delivered monthly and support in the workplace from colleagues with monthly visits from the Skills Development Coach.

Type of job roles the programme is for

  • Nursery Nurse
  • Childminder
  • Special Educational Needs Assistant
  • Preschool Advisor

Qualifications

  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
  • Functional Skills in Maths
  • Functional Skills in English 

Progression opportunities

  • Early Years Educator Level 3

Core competencies

  • Communication
  • Personal development
  • Child development 
  • Concepts of equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Safeguarding
  • Health and safety
  • Maintaining and supporting relationships

Apprenticeship:

Children and Young People’s Workforce

Qualification: Level 2

Duration: 12 months

  • New learners are assessed by a Skills Coach to ensure their suitability for the programme
  • After this, they will complete an initial assessment and scoping to identify areas of improvement, and development goals for the apprenticeship
  • An apprenticeship induction is then held for new learners, where they will be introduced to the schedule of study

Units

There are optional units to the apprenticeship, depending on the job role.

  • Contribute to the support of children’s creative development
  • 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
  • Use signing to advance speech, language and communication
  • Contribute to promoting nutrition and hydration in early years and childcare settings

Apprenticeship:

Children and Young People’s Workforce

Qualification: Level 2

Duration: 12 months

There is a clear GC Education & Skills career pathway for the apprentice once they've completed the Level 2 Children and Young People’s Workforce course.