A childcare apprenticeship is a great way to build a rewarding career as the growing childcare industry values experience and qualifications highly. There are real opportunities for progression in this area.
Through on-the-job training and time in college, you will learn essential skills in areas like:
- Child development
- Paediatric first aid.
You'll also learn about employer rights and responsibilities and study functional skills in maths, English and IT. You'll leave with a children and young people's workforce qualification if you complete your apprenticeship successfully.
The name of the course, as it appears on your qualification or certificate, will be Childcare Apprenticeship
A mixture of workplace observation and college-based observation, portfolio building and online exams.
To become a childcare apprentice with us, you must:
- Have GCSE maths and English grades A*-C
- Be 16 or older
- Be legally allowed to work in the UK
- Have lived in the UK for the last three years
- Have no qualifications at Level 4 or higher eg a HNC.
Remember that you may need to invest in some smart clothing appropriate to an office environment. When you work with children or other vulnerable groups, you usually need a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service) and you may need to pay for this. Our team will discuss this with you and any items you need for college.
You could go straight into work after your apprenticeship we have contacts with many local employers so we often know when a job is available. And many apprentices stay on with the company they started with. You'll be able to talk to your apprenticeship assessor about the options available to you.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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