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“Working with children aged up to 19, under supervision or in a supervisory capacity depending on the level”

The children and young people’s workforce apprenticeship is suitable if you’re looking to join or if you’re already working in the sector. This apprenticeship will help you to develop knowledge and skills necessary to work with children aged up to 19, primarily in early learning and childcare, social care, and residential childcare. If you’re working in/looking to work in playwork or teaching support services, other apprenticeships are more appropriate. This apprenticeship is appropriate for the early years foundation stage within maintained school settings. As an intermediate apprentice, you’ll work under supervision, likely as a nursery assistant, pre-school assistant, care assistant or assistant youth support worker. The advanced apprenticeship will prepare you to work on your own or in a supervisory capacity.

Duration: 12 to 20 months

Relevant school subjects: English, maths and science

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs; Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum

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