Childcare

Childcare Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3

A career in childcare is demanding, fun, responsible and focuses on children and families. It is about making sure children are looked after, kept safe, happy, active, well-nourished and helped to develop social and practical skills. To succeed, you need to be caring, patient, have lots of energy and enjoy meeting different people. This qualification prepares individuals to work as an early years’ educator in day nurseries, a practitioner in nursery schools, a practitioner in reception classes in primary schools, or a pre-school worker.

Typical length:
12 – 24 months

Entry requirements:
At least 16 years of age, with GCSE A-C in Maths and English

Qualifications:
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care, Children and Young People’s Settings

Topics include:
Healthy lifestyles for children; children’s emotional well-being; legislation for the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children, and equality, diversity and inclusive practice; developing children’s literacy and numeracy skills; preparing children for transition to school; children’s speech, language and communication; supporting children with additional needs.

Key facts:
Students are employed in a local nursery throughout their Apprenticeship
Many students are kept on by nurseries after they complete their training
There are options to progress to higher academic qualifications.

Awarding body
NCFE

Funding
This course can be funded by the Government, depending on eligibility. Otherwise, the course can be funded through an Adult Learning Loan, or paid for privately. Ask one of our advisors for full details of funding available.