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Your childcare apprenticeship questions answered
Who is the apprenticeship aimed at?
Childcare apprenticeships are aimed at people who are working in childcare in a supporting role such as a nursery assistant or crèche worker.
What qualifications will I receive?
On completion of your framework, you will achieve your Diploma in Children’s Care, Learning and Development and two Essential Skills in Application of Number and Communications.
How will the qualifications be achieved?
The CCLD framework comprises of a range of mandatory and optional units. Learners will be supported by a dedicated Assessor throughout their qualification, together with Tutors for the Essential Skills qualifications.
The framework will be delivered via monthly workshops, workplace visits and remote learning sessions and a portfolio of evidence collected via our e-portfolio system, Smart Assessor.
How will I be assessed?
You will study a variety of mandatory and optional units which will reflect your childcare practice. Your Assessor will use a wide range of assessment methods in order to collect evidence for your portfolio to demonstrate your knowledge and competency. Assessment will be ongoing throughout your qualification and will include observations, written questions and professional discussions.
What support will I get from my tutor?
Once you have registered with us, you will be given access to our e-portfolio system called Smart Assessor. Smart Assessor will contain all the resources you need to help you complete your framework. You will also be supported by a dedicated Assessor and Essential Skills Tutors who will deliver your framework via monthly workshops, workplace visits and remote learning sessions
What can I do next?
There are a wide range of job roles available for people with child care qualifications including childminder, nursery assistant, youth worker and child care centre manager.
You can also progress on to further Children’s Care, Learning and Development qualifications up to level 5.
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