Childcare

Childcare Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2

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 under supervision with children and young people from birth to age 19, in roles such as pre-school assistants, or care workers in children’s centres, day nurseries and nursery classes. Students who do a childcare apprenticeship with tpm wll be employed in a local children’s day nursery.

Typical length:
12 months

Entry requirements:
At least 16 years of age

Qualifications:
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s
Workforce (England)

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

Topics include:
Child and young person development, safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, working in partnership, supporting positive behaviour in children and young people, supporting individuals with disabilities, supporting children’s communication, language and literacy, understanding the needs of children who are vulnerable and experiencing poverty, supporting children’s creativity.

Key facts:

  • Students are employed in a local nursery throughout their Apprenticeship
  • Many students are kept on by nurseries after they complete their training
  • Students can progress to Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3

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.