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 2 Early Years Practitioner

Duration:
12 months

Work in:

  • Assistant childminder
  • Early years practitioner
  • Nanny and early years worker
  • Nursery assistant
  • Nursery nurse
  • Nursery practitioner

Good to know:

  • Apprenticeship Standard
  • DBS check required.

Level 3 Early Years Educator

Duration:
18 months

Work in:

  • Assistant childminder
  • Early years practitioner
  • Nanny and early years worker
  • Nursery assistant
  • Nursery nurse
  • Nursery practitioner

Good to know:

  • Apprenticeship Standard
  • DBS check required.
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