Children and Young People's Workforce

Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 2

As the 2019 Education & Childcare Apprenticeship Provider of the Year you can be confident of being supported by a quality expert team. Each year we support around 900 apprentices in the Education & Childcare sector and consistently deliver high achievement rates.

If you’re interested in working with young children and supporting their early years development and growth, the Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 2 programme may just be what you need.

Every day we support apprentices in a wide range of Early Years settings (such as day nurseries, schools and playgroups) and we know how fulfilling the role is. By starting this apprenticeship you’ll experience first-hand how to support and make a positive difference to a young person.

Children & Young People’s Workforce


12 Months


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About the programme

You’ll be supported by our highly skilled, enthusiastic and passionate team of Early Years and Childcare experts.  Our programme is 12 months long and includes a range of learning opportunities and styles, providing a blended programme that is delivered in the work place. We mix together face to face activities with progress reviews and support so that you get the best support possible to achieve your apprenticeship.We’ll help you build the basic foundation and essential knowledge of Early Years Foundation Stage, Child Development and Safeguarding.

Is the apprenticeship for you?

You’ll play an important part in the growth and progression of a child, supporting individuals in their early stages of development and through their first steps for a future successful life. The programme is aimed at those apprentices who are just starting their career in the sector and are looking to gain a basic understanding of the sector knowledge required to successfully fulfil the role. You will support the delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and support keyworkers in undertaking their role and responsibilities.

Helping young people to develop the right knowledge, skills, behaviours and understanding is vital to their future. So you’ll be at the heart of this process. A career in childcare is extremely rewarding and the skills you’ll develop throughout the programme will help you progress in the sector.

If you’ve got a real passion for helping children, able to care, support and guide positive actions, this might be the programme for you.

What you’ll learn

You’ll develop a range of essential childcare skills and behaviours that employers want and value in the sector so that you’re skilled and able to make a positive difference to the lives of children.

Key learning topics covered during the apprenticeship include:-

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Effective communication
  • Safeguarding and Health and Safety
  • Child development
  • Early Years Foundation Stage including partnership working
  • Equality and Diversity and personal care
  • Specialist English, maths and ICT support (if required)

How you’ll learn

Our sector expert staff will support you to achieve the apprenticeship every step of the way. We have highly skilled and knowledgeable staff with significant experience of working in the industry, who will be able to share their experiences and support you.

We deliver the programme throughout the year providing you with the flexibility to start the apprenticeship when it meets your needs. All learning is delivered on a 1-2-1 basis so you have the best experience possible with sector experts.

Our delivery model for the programme includes:

  • Attendance at webinar
  • Face to face sessions
  • Observations and assessment in the workplace
  • Independent learning
  • 1-2-1 progress reviews
  • Remote support
  • Specialist English/maths ICT support (if needed)
  • Impartial Information, Advice & Guidance

You will also record and track your learning progress through the OneFile e-portfolio, helping to support and evidence your journey. OneFile is an industry leading and award winning online service which can be accessed 24/7 anywhere and through any device. Even if you’re offline and have no signal.

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