Level 2



12 months


Rush Green


Flexible dates


Adult 19+



If you're at the start of your career, or keen to take your first steps into the childcare sector, this apprenticeship could suit you.

On the programme you'll spend a day each week in college, learning and developing the skills needed for progression in childcare. You'll be given the opportunity to use these skills in your workplace to support and develop young children through interactions during play.

Apprentices will meet with assessors in the workplace on a monthly basis to plan and carry out work-based assessments.

Childcare workers might be based in early learning centres, pre-schools, nurseries or crèches, youth/community settings, or social care settings.

There are no formal entry requirements for this programme.

You'll just need to show a good basic level of English, Maths and ICT at an initial assessment.

When you complete your programme you might want to seek full-time employment with your experience and qualification. This could be with your apprenticeship employer.

Alternatively, you might decide to pursue an advanced apprenticeship to continue your learning and boost your qualifications.

For employers

Employers get help from the government to pay for apprenticeship training. See what training incentives are available for Levy and non-Levy employers.

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Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.