Intermediate Apprenticeship for the Children and Young People's Workforce

Qualification Intermediate Apprenticeship for the Children and Young People's Workforce
Subject Area Apprenticeship
Attendance Part Time
Age Group(s) 16-18 year olds and Adults

Course Content

The qualifications Level 2 contain a number of units that are shared across related workforces, i.e. children's services, schools and support services. This supports the development of transferrable knowledge and skills and helps to develop a more flexible workforce.

Children and Young People's Workforce (generic, for those working under supervision)

Total minimum credit value for this pathway: 53 credits

Combined knowledge and competence qualification - 35 credits

Maths (transferable skill) - 5 credits

English (transferable skill) -5 credits

ICT (transferable skill) - 5 credits

  • Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Child and young person development
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people
  • Maintain and support relationships with children and young people
  • Support children and young people's positive behaviour
  • Contribute to the support of child and young person development
  • Contribute to children and young people's health and safety
  • Contribute to the support of positive environments for children and young people
  • Understand partnership working in services for children and young people

Course Outcomes

This framework is to develop knowledge and skills relating to the Children & Young People’s Workforce (Early Years Educator; Children's Social Care; Learning Development & Support Services). At L2 (Intermediate Apprenticeship), the qualification confirms competence under supervision in these areas and serves as a progression pathway to the required qualification at level 3 and above for registration and regulatory requirements in the sector.


  •     Assistant playgroup workers 
  •     Assistants in children’s centres 
  •     Registered childminders and nannies.
  •     Assistant Youth Support and Community Worker
  •     Early Years Worker/ Early Years Assistant
  •     Access to Advanced apprenticeship at level 3

Entry Requirements

Functional skills entry level 3 English and maths

A desire and commitment to work in childcare


You will be assessed by a mix of assessing learning in the workplace, formal off the job training and the opportunity to practice and embed new skills in a real work context. This broader mix differentiates the Apprenticeship experience from training delivered to meet narrowly focused job needs. The qualification will be pass or refer and all the assessment criteria for the chosen units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass.

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods. This could include direct observation within the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by us. The learning outcomes for some of the units in this qualification must be assessed in a Real Work Environment.

Exams for functional skills in English, maths and ICT

Assessment Gateway


There are no specific resource requirements for this qualification apart from a clean Data Barring System (DBS).

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