Childcare

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Summary

The course will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills needed to work in a primary, secondary or special school environment, in a role that supports teaching and learning. You will learn about a wide range of areas including children and young people’s development, supporting children with disabilities or special educational needs and communicating with children and young people.

Description

The apprentice is based in the workplace most of the time, earning a wage and gaining practical skills and experience. Attendance at college on a day release, improving theoretical knowledge and gaining additional skills. In addition, the apprentice will work towards achieving Functional Skills at level 1 in maths, English and ICT. The apprentice will work under the close supervision of a class teacher and will be supervising lessons and helping in the classroom. Depending on the teacher and the class subject, the apprentice may have the opportunity of supervising arts and crafts activities, helping with outings, or reading to the class.

Key Areas

  • Schools as organisations
  • Supporting children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs
  • Preparing and maintaining learning environments and invigilating examinations
  • Supporting learning activities and extra-curricular activities
  • Supporting children and young people at meal times, during play and leisure and outside the school

Entry Criteria

As an Apprenticeship is a job, they each have different entry requirements. To be able to apply for an Apprenticeship, you must be ready to start work immediately. This means if you are still in Year 11 you must wait until you have completed school before applying as all vacancies are for immediate starts - just like a real job vacancy. To see our current vacancies please see our apprenticeship vacancies page on our website.

What Next

You could progress to the CACHE Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Level 3 or another course in a related subject.

You could seek employment in a role that supports pupils’ learning such as teaching assistant.


Course options

  • 2019/20 Day Release

    Provider

    South & City College Birmingham

    Location

    Hall Green Campus, Bournville Campus


    Mode of attendance

    2019/20 Day Release

    Days

    Please contact the college for days of the week

    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    16-18 Throughout the Academic Year | 2019/20 - 1 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
    19-23 Throughout the Academic Year | 2019/20 £800.00 1 Academic Year(s) -
    24+ Throughout the Academic Year | 2019/20 Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic Year(s) -
    Hours Per Week Study Details Minimum Age Average Class Size Max Class Size Material Fees International Fees
    - - 16 - - 0.00 0.00

    Leisure Program Fees Further Information International Comments
    0.00 - -
    To apply for this option, click here:
    Or click here to enquire:

    Other Options:

  • 2018/19 Day Release

    Provider

    South & City College Birmingham

    Location

    Hall Green Campus, Bournville Campus


    Mode of attendance

    2018/19 Day Release

    Days

    Please contact the college for days of the week

    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    16-18 Throughout the Academic Year | 2018/19 - 1 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
    19-23 Throughout the Academic Year | 2018/19 £800.00 1 Academic Year(s) -
    24+ Throughout the Academic Year | 2018/19 Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic Year(s) -
    Hours Per Week Study Details Minimum Age Average Class Size Max Class Size Material Fees International Fees
    - - 16 - - 0.00 0.00

    Leisure Program Fees Further Information International Comments
    0.00 - -
    To apply for this option, click here:
    Or click here to enquire:

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