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Childcare Apprenticeships

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Apprentices learn on the job, building up knowledge and skills, gaining qualifications and earning money all at the same time.

You will need to be employed and working in a Childcare environment, and will be paid a minimum of the National Minimum Apprenticeship Wage.  You will work towards a Vocational Qualification, and Functional Skills.

As an apprentice, the exact nature of your job role will depend on your employer.

The Intermediate Apprenticeship is for those working under supervision such as a nursery assistant or playgroup assistant or an assistant play worker in an out of school setting.

The Advanced Apprenticeship is for those who work on their own initiative, planning and organising their own work and/or supervising others, for example, a nursery nurse, playgroup leader or a child-minder working in their own home.

Apprenticeship Fees

Any fees incurred in the Apprenticeship framework are payable by  the employer. Please contact us for more information apprenticeships@don.ac.uk.

Apprenticeship Levy

In spring 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers.

The apprenticeship levy will be introduced on 6 April 2017. The levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill over £3 million each year, to invest in apprenticeships.

For more information about how these changes will affect your business please contact apprenticeships@don.ac.uk or visit the Government website for details.

  • Duration

    12-18 months per level

Qualifications  included in the Apprenticeship framework are:

  • Certificate in Children and  Young People’s Workforce at Level 2 or 3
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT at Level 1 or 2
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

The level of qualification depends on the level of framework being undertaken

You will discuss your individual needs with your employer and college representative

You will be assessed throughout your Apprenticeship in your workplace and at college.  You will produce a portfolio of work to evidence your under pining knowledge and technical skills.

Entry assessments are required for all candidates.

Employers may have their own entry requirements and some prefer learners to have GCSE grades C/D in Maths and English.


Enquire about this Apprenticeship

Please use the following links to make an enquiry about this course.

Make an enquiry Call 01302 553913

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details