Childcare apprenticeships

Childcare and early learning apprenticeships level 2, 3 & 4


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Are you looking for a childcare apprenticeship near you? At Aspiration Training we cover a range of childcare apprenticeships across England and Wales.

We also cover apprenticeships from health and social care to dental nursing and much more. But if your priorities lie in becoming a nursery or childcare apprentice, you’ve landed on the right page.

What’s involved in a childcare apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are for those who like to learn with a hands on approach. By choosing the career path of a childcare apprentice you become a real team player – you are responsible for supporting the development of learning children by providing a range of engaging and exciting activities that ensures the child learns whilst having fun. We ensure that each apprentice is trained up to their best ability to prepare, manage and help grow within a team.

At Aspiration Training you will have a start assessor who will be there to assist you every step of the way, helping you to build and complete your childcare framework with self-efficiency, subsequently helping you to grow as an individual.

Why choose the childcare career path?

Working with children is fulfilling, the childcare sector is rewarding as you can help develop the skills of others with the motive to aid for a better future. Becoming a good teacher involves being confident, caring and fun – making learning a thing of enjoyment for the children.

By choosing the childcare career path you have many ventures to explore. With diverse opportunities from being a Childcare assistant, Pre-School Supervisor, Senior Playworker or even becoming part of senior management. There are a variety of apprenticeships available that can help you develop, enjoy and earn your qualifications with pride for a great career progression opportunity.

We offer three different levels of childcare apprenticeships:

  • Level 2 apprenticeship, which gives you a qualification equivalent of 5 GCSE’s.
  • Level 3 apprenticeship, which is an advanced apprenticeship which is equivalent of doing 2 A Levels.
  • Level 4 apprenticeship, which is a higher apprenticeship – equivalent of a foundation degree.

By choosing an apprenticeship in childcare you are working for a qualification whilst being part of a working environment, working from your own initiative, organising lesson plans and supervising colleagues. If this is ticking all the boxes for you then get in touch today.

Your childcare apprenticeship questions answered

Are you interested in an apprenticeship but still have some questions that need answering? See below frequently asked questions. If you have any queries, please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page or call us directly on 01527 359646.

How will I be assessed?

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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.

How will my childcare qualifications be achieved?

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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.

What can I do next?

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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.

What qualifications will I receive?

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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.

What support will I get from my childcare tutor?

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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

Who is the childcare apprenticeship aimed at?

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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.


Don’t just take our word for it, hear what some of our learners have to say…

Childcare level 2 apprentice at Windmill City Farm

“I enjoy working with the kids and seeing them develop, which is something you don’t see in the class room.”

Childcare level 2 apprentice Angels Day Nursery

“I would recommend Aspiration Training, they have been absolutely great.”


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