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A career working with children and young people is best learned with real subjects.On the Apprenticeship scheme you get to learn, under the supervision of experts, in a choice of settings: On the Apprenticeship scheme you get to learn, under the supervision of experts, in a choice of settings:

  • Work under supervision within an early learning/childcare setting
  • Understand caring for young children, for example: pre-school, childminder, nursery or crèche
  • Train with experts in a social care setting with children aged 0-19 years*
  • Work under supervision with young people in a youth/community setting

 *For Apprentices aged 21+

When you have successfully completed your Children and Young People’s Workforce Intermediate Level Apprenticeship, you will qualify to progress onto the Children & Young Peoples Workforce (Health & Social Care) Advanced Level Apprenticeship or onto the Early Years Educator Advanced Level Apprenticeship.

You'll need to be working in a childcare role - but other than that, these qualifications are suitable for anyone starting their first childcare job or already managing a child care centre. Paragon Skills is here to ensure that you get the most out of your chosen Apprenticeship and that you receive the finest training.

Certificate in Children & Young People's Workforce Level 2

12 months

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What you can expect

An Apprenticeship is a job with an accompanying skills development programme designed by employers in the childcare sector. 

It allows the Apprentice to gain technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills, required for their immediate job and future career with children and young people.

There are approximately 2.7 million people working with children and young people in England. This includes volunteers and people who work with children and young people all the time, or who do so as part of jobs that also involve working with adults.

This Apprenticeship is designed to develop knowledge and skills relating to the Children & Young People’s Workforce (i.e. those working with children aged 0-19, primarily within Early Learning & Childcare; Children's Social Care; Residential Childcare). The Apprenticeship framework is suitable for those looking to join the Children & Young People's Workforce and also those already working in the sector.

If you are committed to helping children to thrive and to get the best start in life, this could be the perfect apprenticeship for you.

AAMINAH ALI

If you are thinking of doing an apprenticeship - do it! It's great to be working and practising your skills in the workplace. You'll learn a great deal whilst you are with your employer, it's beneficial to your career and you earn money at the same time! What have you got to lose?

AAMINAH ALI

BLOOMING BUDS DAY NURSERY

Your pathway to success

When you have successfully completed your Children and Young People’s Workforce Intermediate Level Apprenticeship, you will qualify to progress onto the Children & Young People’s Workforce (Health & Social Care) Advanced Level Apprenticeship or the Early Years Educator Advanced Level Apprenticeship.

These qualifications are designed for learners who want to find work and develop a career as a:

  • Nursery nurse
  • Nursery manager
  • Childminder
  • Youth worker
  • SureStart worker
  • Special Education Needs assistant
  • Childcare centre manager
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Foster Carer
  • Semi-independent Living Support Worker
What you could do next

What you could do next

Children and Young People’s Workforce Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

  • Nursery Assistant
  • Playgroup Assistant
  • Early Years Worker or Assistant
  • Care Worker or Assistant
  • Assistant Youth Support and Community Worker

Early Years Educator Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship

  • OPTION 1:
  • Nursery Worker or Supervisor
  • Nursery Nurse
  • Nursery Teaching Assistant

Early Years Educator Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship

  • OPTION 2:
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Foster Carer
  • Semi-independent Living Support Worker

Care Leadership & Management Higher Level 5 Apprenticeship

  • Adults Residential Managers
  • Adults Managers
  • Adults Advanced Practitioners

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  • Early Years Educator Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship

    Take your care skills to the next level. Give your career prospects a real boost with training on the job to become a qualified nursery supervisor or manager. This apprenticeship can progress your career, your earning capacity and open up a whole new world of exciting possibilities to you.

  • Playwork Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

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  • Playwork Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship

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  • Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

    Do you enjoy working with children and would like to play a part in their education and wellbeing? Develop the skills you need to become a teaching assistant. Expand your practical knowledge alongside your teaching skills, to excel in this rewarding industry.

  • Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship

    Do you enjoy working with children and like supporting others in schools? Develop the skills you need to become a specialist teaching assistant. Expand your practical knowledge alongside your teaching skills, to excel in this rewarding industry.

  • Business & Administration Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

    Do you enjoy supporting others in a corporate environment? Are you organised and responsible? Develop the skills you need to become a business & administration assistant with a business course. Expand your practical knowledge alongside your organisational and 'people' skills, to excel in this versatile and fast-paced industry.

  • Business & Administration Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship

    Do you enjoy supporting others in a corporate environment? Are you organised and responsible? Develop the skills you need to become a business administrator. Expand your practical knowledge alongside your organisational and 'people' skills, to excel in this versatile and fast-paced industry.

  • Customer Service Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

    Are you a good communicator and love helping people? Develop the skills you need to become a customer service assistant. Expand your practical knowledge alongside your customer service and 'people' skills, to excel in this energetic and fast-paced industry.

  • Customer Service Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship

    Do you enjoy communicating with others and enjoy helping people? Keen to progress your career in customer service? Develop the skills you need to become customer service management. Customer service training with Paragon Skills can help you to reach your potential.

  • Food Production & Cooking Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

    Enjoy a varied, fast-paced environment? Love working with food and committed to delivering excellent service? Then an Apprenticeship in food production & cooking with Paragon Skills could be for you.

  • Management Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship

    Do you enjoy leading others and working among a team? Keen to progress your career in management? Develop the skills you need to become management. Management courses and management training with Paragon Skills can help you to reach your potential.

  • Management Higher Level 4 Apprenticeship

    Do you enjoy improving your management skills? Want to progress further with your management career? Develop the skills you need to become higher management. Higher management courses and management training with Paragon Skills can help you to reach your potential.

  • Management & Leadership Higher Level 5 Apprenticeship

    Do you enjoy improving your management & leadership skills? Want to progress further with your management career? Develop the skills you need to become higher management. Higher management & leadership courses and management training with Paragon Skills can help you to reach your potential.

  • Team Leading Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

    Do you enjoy leading others in a corporate environment? Are you organised and responsible? Develop the skills you need to become a team leader with a business course. Expand your practical knowledge alongside your organisational and 'people' skills, to excel in this versatile and fast-paced industry.