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Childcare level 3
This qualiﬁcation is designed to build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas in the social care sector.
This work-based qualification enables the learner to develop their abilities and demonstrate their skills in your setting.
This qualification can be completed by existing or new employees.
What is included in the apprenticeship?
- Diploma for the children and young people’s workforce: social care pathway (England) level 3
- Functional skills – Maths level 2
- Functional Skills – English level 2
- Functional Skills – ICT level 2
- Employment rights and responsibilities
Who is it suitable for?
Childcare workers in a variety of settings which could include: social care setting with children aged 0-19 years, youth/community setting
How long does it take?
Your apprenticeship questions answered
Click below for answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have any other queries, please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.
Why should I take on an apprentice?
Apprentices can bring fresh new ideas to your business allowing them to grow and thrive. You gain skilled qualified staff in a cost-effective way. They can motivate your workforce more and overall enhance your business performance while addressing skills shortages in your business.
What are my responsibilities as an employer to my apprentice?
There must be a genuine job available with a contract of employment long enough for an apprentice to complete their apprenticeship. You must pay an apprentice’s wages and the role must help them gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours they need to achieve the apprenticeship with support.
You will need to have:
- an apprenticeship agreement in place with their apprentice for the duration of the apprenticeship
- a commitment statement signed by the apprentice, yourself as the employer and us as the training provider
- for employers who pay the apprenticeship levy and use the apprenticeship service; you will need to have a contract for services in place which we can support with
- an apprenticeship in place for at least one year
- the apprentice on the correct wage for their age, for the time they are in work, in off-the-job training and doing further study
Can my existing staff start an apprenticeship?
Of course! Placing your existing staff on an apprenticeship is a great way of upskilling your employees and uncovering your future managers. It can be a great way of motivating and rewarding your staff by committing to their continued personal development within your business.
How does the apprentice learn?
Apprentices do most of their learning at work and benefit from regular contact with their dedicated assigned assessor. There is coursework to be completed while on the course, which is to be submitted online, however, the knowledge to complete this is provided while learning inside your business.
How much do I have to pay an apprentice?
Apprentices must be paid at least the national minimum wage for apprentices if they are aged 19 and under or aged 19 and over and in their first year of an apprenticeship.
Apprentices are often paid higher amounts as their skills develop and we encourage employers to do so
Would my apprentices have to go to college?
No, with our apprenticeships there is no formal need to attend college. All training is done in-house in your business via your apprentices dedicated assigned assessor.
Why choose us
We can help you to choose an apprenticeship course that is right for your employees, or support you with recruitment to fill an apprenticeship vacancy. We work closely with you and the learner will help to develop the skills needed for your setting. We offer a flexible and tailored approach to suit your business needs.
We are able to tap into a talent pool overlooked by many: identifying, training and placing fantastic emerging talent into apprenticeship roles.
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