This is a two year technical study programme, designed with employers to give young people the skills that the childcare and education sector needs. It will provide a mixture of:
Technical knowledge and skills
An industry placement of at least 45 days Iin childcare settings
Relevantt maths, English and digital skills
A minimum of 5 GCSE at grade 5 or above including English and maths
you will study:
Core knowledge and skills relevant to the childcare and education sector for example child development and supporting education.
Occupational specific specialist skills and knowledge
You will be assessed via a variety of methods such as external exam, controlled assessments, employer led set project and synoptically through practical assignments.
You need flat shoes and smart trousers and you should purchase a placement top from College
apprenticeship , higher level or higher education for example Primary education.
Early Years practitioner
Taking children to see piglets and new-born lambs is all part of a day’s work for nursery practitioner Harli-Marie Richards. Having completed her childcare apprenticeship, Harli-Marie was taken on permanently by Derby College’s Little Explorers nursery at Broomfield Hall campus. Before embarking on her apprenticeship,
Harli-Marie took A-levels but had no interest in university. She spotted the nursery opportunity and hasn’t looked back since. She worked towards an advanced NVQ qualification while undertaking on-the-job training.
It’s a great job and I love the fact that the children are free to enjoy the outdoor space. Little Explorers is special and I can’t imagine any other nursery quite like ours. I definitely see my longterm career in nursery care – and I applied straight away when a permanent role became available at Little Explorers.