Children & Young People’s Workforce Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) & Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
The Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship can last between 12 and 18 months and the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship can last up to 2 years.
The Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship is applicable to support staff whose responsibilities at work are closely supervised.
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.
BENEFIT TO EMPLOYER
Apprenticeships ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs now and in the future. The mixture of on the job and academic learning ensures they learn the skills that work best for your business, giving you increased productivity, improved competitiveness and a committed and competent workforce. Training apprentices is more cost effective than hiring skilled staff, leading to lower overall training and recruitment costs*. *(Survey conducted by Populus on behalf of the Learning and Skills Council) February 2009
Apprentices tend to be eager, motivated, flexible and loyal to the company that invested in them. Remember, an apprentice is with you because they want to be they have made an active choice to learn on the job and a commitment to a specific career.
BENEFIT TO EMPLOYEE
Apprenticeship programmes provide a structured paid national training route within the workplace, which is supported with on-going professional development. You will have the opportunity to undertake a ‘portfolio’ of skills and qualifications that will allow you to progress within your work environment and or progress to both further and higher education, if necessary.
Both apprenticeships consist of a Certificate (Level 2) or 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 2 the total number of credits which an apprentice will attain on the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) equals to 35, the apprentice will 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 53.
Introduction to communication in Health, Social Care and Young People’s Settings
Introduction to personal development in Health, Social Care and Young People’s Settings
Introduction to equality and inclusion to Health in Health, Social Care and Young People’s Settings
Child and Young Person Development Health in Health, Social Care and Young People’s Settings
Contribute to the support of Children and Young Person Development
Safeguarding the welfare of the Children and Young People
Contribute to Children’s and Young People’s Health and Safety
Support Children and Young People’s Positive Behavior
Contribute to the support of positive environments for Children and Young People
Understand partnership working in services for Children and Young People
Maintain and support relationships with Children and Young People
Paediatric Emergency First Aid
Managing Paediatric illness and injury
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.
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 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
Learners attend Functional English, Maths and ICT lessons and are required to sit one or more tests in these subjects. Relevant evidence of GCSE’s in these subjects may mean that exemptions to sit tests will apply.
There is a good balance of on the job and classroom based learning to include individual and group activities.
Tutors will support learners by providing a range of activities in the classroom that provide knowledge requirements for individual units. Delivery of teaching is designed to support all learning styles and provide an active learning environment. Learners will also receive regular one to one tutorial time to support their individual needs and provide the support required to ensure successful completion of the framework.
Suitable candidates are expected to attend all group sessions and take part in work based assessments. Candidates will also demonstrate proof of competence through their own work whilst on the programme. Methods of assessment used by the tutors and assessor are assignments, case studies, observations, witness testimonies, reflective accounts and some work products.
The candidate will be expected to produce a portfolio of evidence. Assessment and verification will be undertaken by the college. This will be carried out by qualified lecturers, assessors and internal verifier.
Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce and functional Maths, English and ICT , Level 2 Award in Employment, Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s setting.
Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce and functional Maths, English and ICT , Level 2 Award in Employment, Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s setting.
Opportunities for Progression
Progression for Level 2 Intermediate Apprentices could include:
Moving onto a level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.
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.
For Intermediate Apprenticeship
There are no formal entry requirements, but candidates should be 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.
For Advanced level 3 apprenticeships
There are no formal entry requirements, but ideally the candidate should be educated to Level 2 and 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.
24+ ADVANCED LEARNING LOANS
From April 2013, anyone aged 24+ and starting a course on or after 1 August 2013 may apply for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. The loans are designed to help you pay your tuition fees and are available to all UK nationals* studying at Level 3 or Level 4 or an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship. It’s easy to apply, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check. You won’t have to pay anything back until your income is over £21,000 a year. If your loan is for an Access to Higher Education programme and you progress to complete a Higher Education programme, you will not have to pay back your 24+ loan!
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*Resident in the UK for three years prior to the start of the course. Enquire for further eligibility
For Further Information
Enquiries for this course should be made to the Business Development Team. Please telephone 0121 477 1400 for further information, or email email@example.com