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Your childcare apprenticeship questions answered
Who is the childcare apprenticeship aimed at?
The childcare apprenticeship is designed for people working in child development settings. The apprenticeships are work-based qualifications, so learners will need to be in an appropriate childcare setting where they will be assessed and develop their portfolio of evidence.
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 my childcare qualifications be achieved?
The childcare 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, online tests, 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 workplace practices. 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, online tests, written questions and professional discussions.
What support will I get from my childcare 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 is a wide range of job roles for people within the childcare sector. Our apprenticeships open up rewarding job opportunities in, nurseries, pre-schools, early years settings and school activities / clubs. There are also careers in youth and community settings or specialising in work with children and young people with special needs.
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