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Apprenticeship - Children's Care

Programme Description



A Foundation Apprenticeship is a work-based learning programme where the learner is ‘earning while learning’. The programme is aimed at employed learners over the age of 16 

The Apprentice will attend College on a day release basis and should achieve the Level 2 or 3 Apprenticeship Framework within the agreed timescale.


Programme Features



All learners will be supported by a Training Adviser/Assessor who will monitor progress towards achieving targets on a regular basis.

The Training Adviser/Assessor will liaise closely with the employer to ensure that qualifications are achieved within timescale.

The Training Adviser/Assessor will assess the Apprentice in the workplace as and when required.


Progression & Employment



Learners who have successfully completed a Foundation Apprenticeship can progress onto an Apprenticeship at Level 3.

Please note; learners will need to be working at a supervisory level for level 3 in order to generate the appropriate evidence.


Programme Content



Learners following this Foundation Apprenticeship will have to achieve a framework of qualifications which will include:

  • Level 2 or 3 CCLD Children's Care Learning and Development
  • Essential Skills Wales 
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Programme Assessment



Coursework, assignments, work based observations and work-based evidence.


Programme Entry Requirements



Learners must be in employment within the Childcare Sector and be referred by their employer to undertake this Apprenticeship.