The apprentice needs to be employed prior to commencing any training in their apprenticeship. The Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship is applicable to support staff whose role requires competence across a range of responsibilities. The framework provides training to support the development of a highly qualified well skilled workforce within the children and young people's sector and ensures that children and young people accessing services in England gain the best possible care and support.
The Children and Young People's Workforce Apprenticeship offers a combination of qualifications that will equip the apprentice with the skills and knowledge needed to work in the childcare industry. Workers in this area make sure children are looked after, kept active, happy and nourished. The apprentice will also help children develop social and practical skills. This Apprenticeship gives the apprentice a fulfilling opportunity to work with children and young people while also gaining an understanding into the how's and whys of their development.
The apprenticeship consists of a Diploma (Level 3), Functional Skills and completion of a Level 2 Award in Employment, Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People's settings (ERR).
At Level 3 the total number of credits which an apprentice will attain on the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) equals to 65, the apprentice will also attain 3 credits for completing the ERR and 15 notional credits for completing the three transferable skills required by this framework. The total number of credits upon completion of this pathway is 83.
Mandatory Units: Promote communication in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's settings Engage in personal development in Health, Social Care or Children's Young People's settings Promote equality and inclusion Health, Social Care or Children's Young People's settings Principles for implementing duty of care in Health, Social Care or Children's Young People's settings Understand Child & Young Person Development Promote Child & Young Person Development Understand how to safeguard the Well Being of Children and Young People Support Children & Young People's Health & Safety Develop Positive relationships with Children, Young People and others involved in their care Working Together for the Benefit of Children and Young People Understand how to support positive outcomes for Children & Young People
The candidate should be educated to Level 2 and have their GCSEs in English and Maths at C grade or above, plus must be working within the field and ideally working over 30 hours per week. All candidates will need to attend an information session before starting the programme. All candidates will need to undertake a literacy & numeracy assessment prior to starting the apprenticeship training.
Progression for a Level 3 Advanced Apprentice could include: Moving into higher education to take higher level qualification according to those used and respected in the sector they are working or Level 4 qualification in a relevant area.