Advanced Apprenticeship in Children & Young People's Workforce

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Part time day course days are ( Flexible Learning )
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Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

This apprenticeship allows you to work with your employer 4 days a week and come to college on day release (college attendance is currently set at 95%). During your time at college you will cover written knowledge and be set assignments and homework tasks. Your tutor will also visit you every other month in your workplace setting and assess your occupational competence. Evidence methods include: Direct observations Professional discussions Expert witness statements Reflective accounts Written tasks Assignment work Case studies Child observations Planning your own work products with children Childrens activity planning The course has a pass or refer grading system.

Course requirements

Minimum of four GCSEs at grade A-C including maths and English. Alternatively you may have completed a suitable full-time programme at Level 2. Applicants will be required to attend an interview and provide suitable references and clear criminal records check.

What will I do?

This course covers 4 main themes of learning: Theme 1 Health and Wellbeing This theme covers a variety of units including: Food and nutrition Physical exercise Childrens emotional wellbeing Supporting care routines Looking after children who are unwell The unit is combined learning with both written tasks and practical assessments. Theme 2 Legislation, Frameworks and Professional Practice This theme covers a variety of units including: Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children Follow legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice Working in partnership The unit is combined learning with both written tasks and practical assessments. Theme 3 Play, Development and Learning for School Readiness This theme covers a variety of units including: Understanding the value of play and planning, reviewing play opportunities for children Promoting play environments Developing childrens emergent literacy and numeracy skills Supporting childrens transitions to school Developing childrens holistic skills Supporting children with additional needs Use of observation and assessment to promote the development of children Longitudinal studies to observe, assess and plan for childrens needs The unit is combined learning with both written tasks and practical assessments. Theme 4 Engage in Professional Development This theme covers: Engaging in professional development

What will it give me?

The aim of this qualification is to prepare learners to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to 5 years and gain good knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. Upon achievement of this qualification it is intended that learners will be able to enter the workforce as Early Years Educators.

Materials needed

You are asked to purchase a text book to support your through your coursework, 2 Lever Arch files for your class work and portfolio building and also file dividers, plastic pockets and other appropriate stationery. As a CACHE centre we will provide you with the necessary handbooks and assignment tasks to complete your written work. We also have a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where work is set and research materials can be found.

What can I do when I finish?

Job roles include: Practitioner in day nurseries Practitioner in nursery schools Practitioner in reception classes in primary schools Pre-school worker There are also progression routes within Bishop Auckland College such as Foundation Degree in Early Years in partnership with Sunderland University, which could also lead to a teaching qualification.

What next?



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