Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) inChildren and Young People's Workforce

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This apprenticeship is for people who work with children from birth to 16-year-olds (and their families) in settings or services whose main purpose is children’s care, learning and development.

This apprenticeship gives you a fulfilling opportunity to work with babies and children. Workers in this area make sure that children are looked after, kept active, happy and nourished. They also help children to develop social and practical skills.

Course Content

This Apprenticeship gives you a fulfilling opportunity to work with babies and children, whilst also gaining an understanding of the following four themes:

  • Introduction to the Role of the Early Years Practitioner
  • Legislation, Framework and Profession Practice
  • Play, Development and Learning for School Readiness
  • Professional Development

The Level 2 Apprenticeship is for those working under supervision such as a nursery assistant or playgroup assistant working with children under five or an assistant playworker in an out of school setting.


After successful completion of this Apprenticeship there is good scope for progression. You may move up through levels of work, for example, from Nursery Assistant to Key Worker. All apprentices will benefit through regular contact and support from teaching staff and their assessor.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal minimum entry requirements for this framework. If you don’t have GCSE English and Maths, you will still be eligible to apply, provided you complete an initial BKSB assessment and achieve at least Entry Level 3.

If you have not achieved Maths, English and ICT at grade C/4, you will be required to take Functional Skills alongside your apprenticeship.

Before you can start an apprenticeship, you need to be in employment. The course start dates are flexible to fit around your employer.

Progression Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this Apprenticeship, there is good scope for progression. Apprentices may move up through levels of work, for example, from nursery assistant to nursery practitioner. Further training opportunities include the Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care and the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Childcare.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the information contained on this website is correct, the College accepts no liability for any errors or omissions. Please note that details are subject to change without notice with regard to the provision of courses, course times and dates and the fees and charges levied.

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Key Facts

Mode of Attendance:
The Apprenticeship course is part time to fit around your work commitments, you may be required to attend college on a day release or your tutor will visit you in the work place.

Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships available.

Before you can start an Apprenticeship, you need to be in employment. The course start dates are flexible to fit around your employer.

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