Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Children & Young People's Workforce

Start date(s):
1 Aug 2020
Duration:
2 years
Level:
Level 2
Credit Value:
35
Course Code:
1033949
Study Mode:
Part Time
Attendance Type:
Campus, Work Based
Attendance Pattern:
Daytime
Awarded by:
CACHE (Council for Awards in Care, Health & Education)
Location:
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
Tuition fees paid by employer. Enquire for more information.
Funding

Overview

This intermediate course will develop the knowledge and skills required for working with children in early years settings, such as a nursery assistant or playgroup assistant.

This course can be delivered in your workplace or as a day release at college. You will gain evidence from your place of work that will contribute towards the achievement of your apprenticeship.

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This intermediate course is for those who are interested in a rewarding career working with children from birth to five years old.

Aims

This qualification is designed to help you build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children’s environments including early years and social care.

It is suitable if you wish to work, or are working, in a supervised role in the children and young people’s workforce in England.

Modules

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 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 wellbeing of children and young people
  • Support children and young people's health and safety
  • Develop positive relationships with children, young people & 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.


Other optional units may also become available.

Time commitment

Average number of hours per week

Work Placement
30

Delivery

Tuesday:
12.30pm-4pm
*Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

Teaching & assessment

You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This will include direct observation in the workplace, in addition to tasks set by CACHE, professional discussion, reflective awards and work products.

Functional Skills - English Level 1, Mathematics Level 1 and ICT Level 1 - will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence and an externally assessed exam.

You could progress to a Level 3 advanced apprenticeship in childcare or a related early years area at New College Durham, or pursue a career as a nursery assistant.

What else?

Funding

Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

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Fees and funding

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Interview Instructions

You will be invited into the College to attend a one-to-one interview to discuss the course.

Please bring your predicted grades and two references - one personal and one from school. Your suitability to the programme will be assessed at this stage.

Entry Criteria

There are no formal academic requirements for this programme, however, you will need to be employed in an appropriate setting.

You will need to be able to demonstrate competence in both knowledge and skills. You will also require a clear enhanced DBS check.