Children and Young People's Workforce Apprenticeship

This Apprenticeship is ideal for those who work well with children and young people. Children's care, learning and development can take place in a great variety of places, and as an Apprentice the exact nature of your job role will depend on your employer. You'll learn a variety of skills such as how to keep children safe, methods of play that promote development and learning and ways to build positive relationships with children.

This programme is ideal for those looking to join the Children & Young People's Workforce and those already working in the sector and wishing to further their career.

Apprenticeship qualifications

Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 (12 months)

  • Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights
  • Functional Skills Level 1 Mathematics
  • Functional Skills Level 1 English
  • Functional Skills Level 1 ICT
Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 (20 months)
  • Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights
  • Functional Skills Level 2 Mathematics
  • Functional Skills Level 2 English
  • Functional Skills Level 2 ICT

Entry requirements
You must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week in a role working with children or young people. YMCA Training may be able to help you find an employer to complete your apprenticeship with. You cannot have a qualification at Level 4 or above to apply for this course. You also need to be living in England and not taking part in full-time education.

Learning methods
Your qualifications will be delivered within the workplace and in some locations you may be required to attend sessions within our centres. You will need to do on and off the job training which will be discussed with you and your employer when you begin your Apprenticeship.

Assessment methods
Qualification assessments are carried out using a variety of methods such as observing you in your workplace, taped interviews, personal statements and witness testimonies. You will also need to build a portfolio of evidence.

Progression opportunities
Intermediate apprentices, with support and opportunities offered by their workplace, can progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship which will enable them to move to higher levels of work or work unsupervised. Advanced Apprentices may wish to go on to further study at higher levels, particularly working towards Foundation Degrees in Early Years.

Career possibilities
With training, Apprentices may be able to progress in their careers to roles including Nursery Supervisor, Nursery Manager, Pre-school Manager or Co-ordinator.

How to apply
You can easily apply to our apprenticeship programme by registering online