Children and Young People’s Workforce Intermediate Apprenticeship

Are you looking for a new career direction, challenge or the opportunity to increase your understanding of working with children? Here at Colchester Institute we offer a supportive environment to extend your knowledge and skills to meet the rewarding challenges of working to support children’s learning and development. Then we have the course for you!

The Children and Young People’s Workforce / Children’s Care Learning and Development Intermediate Apprenticeship qualification is designed to help you build the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth to 19 years of age. It covers a diverse range of job roles and occupational areas. The Level 2 Children and Young Peoples Workforce CACHE Certificate is aimed at students aged 16 or over who wish to complete an apprenticeship in a specific vocational area.

Children and Young People’s Workforce Intermediate Apprenticeship
LevelLevel 2
LocationColchester
DurationTypically 12 months
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateStarting employment as an apprentice can occur throughout the year however the start-date for attending college for training, where required, will be communicated post-employment and sign-up
Fee(s)Employer Contibution: £200
Apprenticeship Funding Bands

Apprenticeship Funding Bands
Employers with less than 50 employees who are recruiting an apprentice aged 16-18 years old will not be required to pay the contribution fee.
Any associated cost to the individual will be made clear at the interview.

Information for Applicants

What will I learn?

Our Children and Young Peoples Workforce Apprenticeship will offer you a rewarding and worthwhile job with excellent career opportunities, and the chance to:

  • Earn a salary
  • Take paid holidays
  • Gain qualifications
  • Learn job-specific skills and training

Our flexible and bespoke courses are designed to meet the different needs of employers and apprentices, with tailored delivery methods including:

  • E-Portfolio
  • E-Functional Skills
  • Regular communication
  • Online learning resources.

Children and Young People’s Workforce / Children’s Care Learning and Development Intermediate Apprenticeship units:

The course combines developing your practical and theoretical skills at College, together with experience gained in the workplace.

  • Introduction to Personal Development in Children’s Settings
  • Contribute to Children and Young People’s Health and Safety
  • Support children and young people’s positive behaviour
  • Contribute to the support of positive environments for children and young people
  • Support Children and Young People’s Play and Learning

What award will I achieve?

  • CACHE Level 2 Children and Young People’s Workforce
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities Award
  • Functional Skills at level 1 in English, Maths and ICT (if not already held).

Course Materials:

  • Learner handbooks
  • Learning Assist (e-portfolio)
  • Face to face work shops
  • Access to e-functional skills resources
  • Registration and certification with the Awarding Body

What are the entry requirements

Candidates should have a strong interest in the area of working with children to support their learning, and development. They will need to be dedicated and committed to their study and be responsible for their own learning. Students on this course are required to be employed in a suitable childcare setting that can include Nursery, School or Pre-school. Additional entry requirements include being educated to GCSE level.

How often do I have to attend college?

One day per week. Attendance is closely monitored by your assessor. Excellent attendance is required in order to achieve the qualification.

What Next?

Possible progression to a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship. Career pathways may include supervised roles such as a pre-school or nursery assistant.

Information for Employers

How is my business going to benefit from an Apprentice?

How can I fit this apprentice into my business?

How is my business going to benefit from an ‘Intermediate Apprenticeship – Children and Young People’s Workforce’ Apprentice?

Apprenticeships are an excellent way to support your organisation by harnessing new talent or helping to up skill your existing workforce. An apprenticeship is your chance to employ an individual committed to learning and developing their skills within your organisation. An apprentice will be expected to work full-time, with time spent away from the workplace to study for a nationally recognised qualification. The best part is that an apprentice is a contracted employee, meaning you get a full resource whilst investing in your future workforce needs.

What will this cost my business?

From April 2017 the way that government funds apprenticeships in England will be changing. All businesses operating within the UK with a wage bill of over £3 million will be required to contribute to the apprenticeship levy monthly via HMRC.

          • If the levy applies to your business you will be required to pay 0.5% of your entire wage bill into the levy. This will be offset against a levy allowance worth £15,000 for each tax year
          • You will only be able to use your levy payment for government backed apprenticeships through providers who are registered on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers
          • Levy payments will expire after 18 months.

From April 2017 all existing apprenticeship frameworks and new apprenticeship standards (often referred to as trailblazer standards) will be allocated to Government funding bands.

Funding bands determine the maximum amount of money that Government will contribute for the training delivery and end-point assessment of each apprenticeship. All approved apprenticeship standards have already been allocated to funding bandings with maximum funding caps.

If you take on an apprentice who is between 16 and 18 years old at the start of their apprenticeship, you will receive a payment to help meet the extra costs of employing them. This will be paid to you through the training provider in two £500 instalments at 3 months and 12 months if the apprentice continues in learning beyond this point.

Non-levy paying employers will need to contribute 10% of the maximum funding band as published by the Skills Funding Agency for the delivery of training and assessment for their apprenticeship. Levy paying employers will pay the full cost of the agreed funding band using their Digital Apprenticeship account. Where there are no longer funds in this digital account the Government will co-invest 90% of the funding with the levy paying employer being the asked to contribute the remaining 10% on a monthly basis.

Levy paying employers can estimate their funding contributions through the use of the free Funding Apprenticeship Systems calculating tool.

The agreed funds will be taken from the employer’s digital account to pay the training provider, up to a maximum amount of funding allocated by Government to that particular apprenticeship.

For non-levy paying employers the Digital Apprenticeship Service will not be available until at least 2018. They will need to discuss and agree a price with their training provider.

Does the apprentice have to attend college?

One day per week. Attendance is closely monitored by your assessor. Excellent attendance is required in order to achieve the qualification.

What about support in the workplace?

You are required to support the apprentice throughout the duration of their course by providing an appropriate mentor, release time to meet with their assessor in the work place or release time to attend face to face workshops.

Why should I choose Colchester Institute to support my recruitment and retention?

Our team will provide:

          • A free recruitment service.
          • Personal 1:1 Apprenticeship Levy advice and guidance.
          • A dedicated Account Manager.
          • Industry experienced, professional, technical tutors.
          • Bespoke programmes available upon request.
          • An Essex priority skills focus.
          • Free employer events.

Are you looking for a new career direction, challenge or the opportunity to increase your understanding of working with children? Here at Colchester Institute we offer a supportive environment to extend your knowledge and skills to meet the rewarding challenges of working to support children’s learning and development.

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