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Children and Young People's Workforce Apprenticeship Level 2

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Start Date
    October 2019

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • October 2019, Apprenticeship


This framework is suitable for those looking to join the Children & Young People's Workforce and those already working in the sector (i.e. those working with children aged 0-19, primarily within Early Learning & Childcare; Children's Social Care; Learning Development & Support Services).
The Apprentice will attend Master Classes at City College Norwich where the core theoretical, underpinning knowledge elements of the Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People’s Workforce will be taught – portfolio building will also form part of this day.

Course Content includes:
• Child and young person development
• Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
• Working together for the benefit of children and young people
• Develop positive relationships with children, young people and others involved in their care
• Promote child and young person development
• Understand the needs of children and young people who are vulnerable and experiencing poverty and disadvantage

You will complete Level 2 Children and Young People's Workforce as part of this Apprenticeship.

• This Apprenticeship will involve college attendance and off the job training.
• You will also develop your knowledge, skills and behaviours.
• You need to have an employer to support your Apprenticeship and be employed in a relevant job role.
• The typical length of this Apprenticeship course is 18 months.
• This course has multiple start dates throughout the year.

Contact our Apprenticeship Team to find out when our next course start date is.

If you already have an employer for your Apprenticeship, or would like more information on how to find an Apprenticeship, please click Apply Now.

If you are an Employer who is looking to recruit an Apprentice or already have someone you would like to enrol onto the Apprenticeship course, please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 01603 773365 or email to discuss next steps.

Entry Requirements

Potential candidates should:
• GCSE grades 9 – 5 (A – C) in English and Maths
• Or equivalent Functional Skills qualifications
If a potential apprentice does not currently meet these requirements, they will need to attend additional Functional Skills English and Maths sessions.
Addition day required in college for Functional Skills Maths, English and ICT if not already achieved or needed to up-skill, delivered on the monthly Masterclass day.
• Show enthusiasm to work with children and young people and be working for a minimum of 30 hours per week and a maximum of 48 hours – this is inclusive of any study days at college.
• Have a suitable level of physical fitness to perform some aspects of the job roles.
• Be willing to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check.
• In order to enrol onto an Apprenticeship, you need to be employed in a relevant job role and undertake a range of tasks which would enable you to complete the Apprenticeship qualification.

Learning Outcomes

For the full Apprenticeship, learners will complete:
• Level 2 Children and Young People’s Workforce Apprenticeship Framework
• CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF)
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
• Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths, English and Information and Communications Technology


No formal objectives


Training and assessments are delivered in the workplace and in college. Apprentices will be required to attend college-based sessions as part of their training, whilst also completing off-the-job training in the workplace. You will also complete assessments and observations in the workplace.

Assessment is via a variety of methods, including:
• Case studies
• Assignments
• Practical assessments
• Projects


Following successful complete, apprentices can progress onto a Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprenticeship or progress within their role in the workplace.

Career Progression

Career or academic progression may include continuation, development or promotion at work or within this sector and progression into higher education. Achievement of this pathway will enable apprentices to access higher level jobs within the sector for instance Nursery Supervisor, Nursery Manager, or Pre-School Manager/Co-ordinator.


Apprenticeship course fees are subject to the age of the apprentice, the payroll of the employer and the number of employees. Course fees are paid by the employer and not the apprentice. Employers who take on an apprentice aged between 16-18 years old, or with an Educational Health Care Plan, will receive an Incentive Payment to help cover their costs. To discuss Apprenticeship course fees, employers should contact the Apprenticeship Team on 0800 328 3616 or email

For more information on recruiting an apprentice or if you would like to train your existing staff please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 0800 328 3616 or email