Intermediate Apprenticeship Children and Young People’s Workforce


Enrolment Requirements

You must:
 Be employed at an early years nursery or with young people years for 30 hours per week, working with children aged under five or up to the age of 19
 Be in the correct role within nursery or real work environment to achieve the qualification
 You will be required to achieve Level 1 standard in English, Level 1 in maths and ICT if you have not already done so. You must produce existing copies of English, maths or ICT certificates to assess their relevance if you have already completed the required standard. A decision will be made once these certificates have been seen. Otherwise all apprentices will need to attend weekly functional skills sessions from the beginning of their programme.
You will require a DBS Clearance.

What will I learn on this Course?

You will learn:
 How to support physical care routines for children
 The role of the early years practitioner
 How to understand partnership working
 About legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children and young people.
 How to use legislation relating to the health and safety of children and young people.
 How to plan and support play and leisure activities, development and learning
How to engage in your own professional development.

Assessment and Awarding body: NCFE CACHE

You will complete an E Portfolio of evidence which will hold all assessments completed. You will be assessed using a variety of methods, such as:
 Assignments
 Observations of you working with children and young people
 Reflective accounts
 Professional discussion
 And many more.
It is expected that you will spend around 20% of your contracted time in “off the job training” and will attend workshops every three to four weeks. You will need the support and approval of your employer who will work closely with you to review your progress. You will need to access One File e portfolio to work on assignments as part of your off the job training in the work place.


You will be working in an early years environment or with young people and receiving training in the work place as well as the classroom where you will learn underpinning knowledge for the qualification. You may also be attending weekly functional skills sessions. You must attend all sessions to ensure you progress through your qualification.

What else do I need to know?

You must be employed by an early years nursery or with young people for 12-18 months to complete the required assessments. An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate is required to be employed by a school. The aim of the qualification is to prepare learners to work with children between birth and five years and young people up to the age of 19 years.

What could I do next?

This qualification allows progression to the CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications and other Level 3 qualifications relating to childcare or the level 3 Diploma in Children’s and Young People’s Workforce.

Course Start Date(s)

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Course Length

12-18 months

Course Price

Full Fee

Discounted Fee

Full Concession

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