Childcare and Education Apprenticeships

Creating a nurturing and safe environment for children to thrive in

Working with children can be immensely rewarding, but roles are demanding too and carry a lot of responsibility. Do you have a good personality fit for working with children? Are you patient and calm? Are you organised and professional in your approach to work? Are you non-judgemental and caring? If yes, a career in childcare and education could be for you.

There are plenty of job opportunities available, from roles in education through to children’s services. Roles are varied; from supporting pupils in a school, pre-school or nursery environment, through to developing action plans to promote a child’s welfare.

You can expect any organisation working with children to have safeguarding policies and procedures – and these form a vital part of your training, practice and ongoing professional development. The majority of jobs with children require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

The new Apprenticeship Standards have been created with sectors employers, so you can be sure that you're learning the knowledge and practical skills employers' really value. In the last five years over 3,000 apprentices have trained with us.

Level 3 Teaching Assistant

Duration:
18 months

Work in:

  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Specialist schools

Good to know:

  • Apprenticeship Standard

As a Teaching Assistant, you’ll support the class teacher to enhance pupils’ learning. You’ll support pupils across the curriculum to understand the work that they’ve been set and help them stay on track.

Your class will look to you as a role model, so it’s important that you promote and show positive values and behaviours. You’ll be a key person in helping develop pupils’ self-belief and self-esteem. You’ll help to create the socially-inclusive and nurturing environment that pupils can thrive in.

This Apprenticeship Standard qualification has been designed by 30 schools and academies from all across the UK.

Full specification: Teaching Assistant, Apprenticeship Standard

Level 3 Children's, Young People & Families Practitioner

Duration:
24 months

Work in:

  • Child’s family home (in the community)
  • A residential special school
  • A secure children’s home.

Good to know:

  • Apprenticeship Standard
  • DBS check required.

As a Children’s Young People & Families Practitioner, you’ll be working with children, young people and families, including carers, to achieve positive and sustainable change in their lives.

You’ll listen to children and ensure that they have a voice, you’ll help children (and families) to identify risks to the child’s safety and wellbeing, you’ll work with children and families to create a support plan and stick with them to support them through the changes, monitoring the impact the changes have on the child.

Each piece of work with a child or family will be different. Regular supervision with an experienced practitioner will help you to reflect on your practice and develop in your role.

This Apprenticeship Standard qualification has been designed by 96 leading sector employers and charities from all across the UK.

Full specification: Children’s, Young People & Family Practitioner, Apprenticeship Standard

Level 5 Children's Young People & Families Manager

Duration:
24 months

Work in:

  • Child’s family home (in the community)
  • A residential special school
  • A secure children’s home. 

Good to know:

  • Apprenticeship Standard
  • DBS check required.

As a Children’s, Young People & Families Manager, you’ll be responsible for ensuring the highest-standards of service to help children, young people and families aspire to do their best and achieve sustainable change.

You’ll be responsible for your own best-practice – and your team’s, as well taking the lead on developing relationships and working in partnership with a network of other agencies.

You will be the leader; you can expect to build teams, manage resources and lead new approaches to working practices. You’ll mentor and develop your team; yourself being a role model of reflective practice, professional confidence and humility.

This Apprenticeship Standard qualification has been designed by 96 leading sector employers and charities, from all across the UK.

Full specification: Children’s, Young People & Families Manager, Apprenticeship Standard

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Apprentice Nursery Practitioner

Tree Tots Nursery

Ready to start a career in Childcare, Tree Tots is looking for an apprentice to join their busy team.

Closing date:
08/10/2020

Merseyside, L28 1AB

£155.63 per week

Childcare

Closing date: 08/10/2020

Nursery Apprentice

Sunshine Day Care

Ready to start a career in childcare? Outstanding nursery in Shoreham-by-Sea has exciting opportunities for Nursery Apprentices to join our team. We are a thriving nursery, rated ‘... read more

Closing date:
30/09/2020

West Sussex, BN43 6DA

£166.00 per week

Childcare

Closing date: 30/09/2020