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Intermediate Apprenticeship for the Children & Young People's Workforce Level 2

This qualification is designed to help learners build the knowledge and skills needed when working under supervision with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas working in children's settings.


This qualification provides you with the core knowledge and skills needed to work in a supervised support role with children or young people. Completion of the mandatory units equips you with the essential knowledge and skills required to work in a supervised support role within a childcare setting, whilst the optional units allow you to choose specific areas of study that will broaden the range of duties you can undertake.


Delivery can be tailored to you and your workplace requirements and can either be day release to college one day a week or total delivery within the workplace.

Course Leader profile

Annette Levy

I have worked at Calderdale College for 15 Years as a Training Officer/Assessor for Childcare apprenticeships; my role means I am involved in the recruitment and support of Apprentices at the start and throughout their programme. Prior to this role I have worked in a number areas of the childcare sector so have some experience and knowledge of working in Nursery schools, Crèches and Private Day Nurseries.  While assessing and supporting Apprentices practical competence It allows me to see how their confidence and knowledge grows during the course and them eventually becoming qualified childcare practitioners. 

Entry Requirements

It would be desirable to come with GCSE in Maths and English at a minimum of Grade E or Grade 2. Learners will need to be in paid employment within a suitable childcare setting for at least 30 hours per week.

Interview Process

If you wish to know more about the course and arrange an information session, please contact either Annette Levy, Cindy Gavin or Melanie Clough.

Questions & Answers

Who is the course for?

The course is for anyone working in a childcare setting or service for at least 30 hour per week and wants to gain a childcare qualification.

What will be studied?

To achieve the qualification learners will need to achieve a minimum of 35 credits.

Does the course lead to a qualification?

Certificate in Children & Young People's Workforce Development - Level 2

How is the course assessed?

The course will be assessed by a range of methods which will include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or tasks. All the assessment criteria of the chosen units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass. All work is submitted online and via the Calderdale College e-portfolio system.

Are there any opportunities for progression?

Having completed your Apprenticeship at Level 2 you can move on to the Advanced Apprenticeship subject to meeting the programme entry requirements at that level.

Functional Skills

Functional Skills: English, Maths and ICT


Before Enrolment

The Advice & Guidance team provide impartial Student Advisors to give information about College Courses and provide initial guidance to help you decide which course is best for you . Financial advice and assistance if you need help with childcare, equipment, fees, or travel. Careers and Student Advisors to give you the necessary help and guidance you need when you are progressing on to further and higher education or employment.

During Your Study

To help you to succeed in your course of study we offer a range of services. For instance, you may have a learning difficulty and/or disability or other condition which significantly affects your daily life. If you would like to discuss your support needs, or for further information about the support available, please contact the study support team on 01422 357357 Ext 9347.

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Course details

  • Attendance: Part-time (day)
  • Start Date: Various start dates (each half term)
  • Hours per week: Up to 5 hours per week
  • Days: Monday or Tuesday
  • Start Time: Dependent on prior achievement - discussed with Training Officer
  • End Time: Dependent on prior achievement - discussed with Training Officer
  • Duration: Minimum 12 Months and one day
  • Course Fees: No fees payable for learners aged 16-18. For applicants over 18, please contact us for more information
  • Venue: Calderdale College
  • Faculty: Science and Health Industries
  • Department Manager: Deborah Tims


  • Level: Level 2
  • Qualification Name: Apprenticeship for Certificate in Children & Young People's Workforce Development
  • Awarding Body: CACHE

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