Apprenticeships are a popular choice for people aged 16 or above, looking for on the job training and the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst earning a wage. Most of your training will be directly linked to the career you have chosen, gaining practical experience in the workplace.
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|Academic Level:||Level 3|
|Award:||Children and Young Peoples Workforce Advanced Apprenticeship|
Up to 24 months.
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An Advanced Apprenticeship in Childcare will develop your employability skills and give you valuable experience. You could be working in either a nursery, baby-unit or pre-school setting. You will be expected to be able to supervise and plan activities. You will gain knowledge of the legislative guidelines and policies relating to childcare and how to implement these within your practice as well as gaining numeracy and literacy functional skills to support your work with children. Your exact duties will depend upon your employer.
Where possible staff from the College Apprenticeship Team will help you find an employer and place of work (although students who are already employed are welcome to apply if sponsored by their employer). Your offer of Apprenticeship training will be dependent on work places being available.
To gain the full apprenticeship you will work towards the following qualifications:
The Level 3 Diploma is work-related and will relate specifically to your job role.
Course Content Includes:
You will be expected to attend a number of workshops to help build your knowledge.
To gain this qualification the learner will need to:
You will also take examinations for functional skills/GCSE (if required). Your progress will be reviewed regularly and achievable targets set, to ensure you complete your apprenticeship on time.
Apprenticeship exit requirement
The CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF) forms part of the Early Years Pathway of the Advanced Apprenticeship for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.
English and maths GCSEs at grade C or above are a completion requirement for childcare apprentices.
Apprenticeships are fully funded for those aged 16 – 18 years. There is an annual employer contribution for those aged 19+.
Whilst your technical skills and knowledge will develop over the course of your Apprenticeship you will also need to demonstrate to potential employers that you possess the relevant skills and personal qualities and are willing to work and learn.
Employers will look for:
To begin this course you must be eligible to work within England or the European Economic Area (EEC) and be employed for a minimum of 30 hours in a relevant job role and be able to attend college on a part-time basis. Your employer must commit to supporting you throughout your apprenticeship and provide on-the-job learning as well as your college based off-the-job learning.
If you do not have an employer to support your apprenticeship the college will support you to find an employer through our dedicated employer support team.
You will also need to have achieved GCSEs at grade 9 - 4 (or comparable qualification) in English, maths and ICT. Under special circumstances, the college could consider a grade 3. Please note, you may also be required to undertake an initial assessment prior to enrolment in order to assess your current level of English, maths and ICT. Your interviewer will discuss with you want minimum level you will need to achieve at initial assessment.
Additionally, if you have already obtained a level 4 or above qualification then you will not be eligible for apprenticeship funding. Individuals who already have a qualification at level 4 or above are only eligible for funding for a higher apprenticeship at level 5 or above.
On successful completion of this course you could progress to nursery management or senior nursery officer. Alternatively, you could progress to the Early Years Foundation Degree validated by Kingston University and progress towards Early Years Initial Teacher Training leading to Early Years Teacher Status (EYTS) or the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
Or the Healthcare Play Specialism Foundation Degree validated by West London University.
Employers will look for:
The Next Step:
www.nescot.ac.uk or contact the Apprenticeship Team on 020 8394 8413 to discuss your options further.
Fill in an application form and return it to the Apprenticeship Team, Nescot College, Reigate Road, Ewell, Surrey, KT17 3DS. Where possible please apply on line. Remember: some courses are very popular and fill up fast.
We will write to you with a date and time to attend an information session where the course is discussed further. This will give you the opportunity to ask questions about your course and discuss your plans for the future. You will also undertake Basic Skills assessments in Literacy and Numeracy.
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After your interview we will write to you. If your application is successful, we will offer you a provisional place. If we are unable to offer you a place, we can advise you on an alternative course of action
You will be invited to come into College for a day for an induction and to enrol. As we have a number of intakes during the year you will be placed on the next available one.
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Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.
All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.
Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.
Last updated - 28/2/18