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What is an Apprenticeship? 


One of the options open to you after the age of 16 is to train through an Apprenticeship.

This is a way of learning the skills necessary for working with children while earning at the same time.

An Apprenticeship will often suit young people who do not want to go into full-time further

or higher education, but still want to gain extra qualifications that are childcare related.


Are there different levels of Apprenticeship?


There are three levels of Apprenticeship:

•Intermediate (Level 2),

•Advanced (Level 3) and

•Higher (Level 5 plus).

Intermediate level Apprenticeships are usually completed in under 18 months, but the time it takes

will depend on your existing knowledge and skills, and the type of Apprenticeship you are doing.


Where will I learn?


This will depend on your learning style & the manager

Sometimes you will spend four days with nursery and attend college for one day a week;

sometimes you may do five days in the nursery and study at home via online training company


What are the entry requirements for an Apprenticeship?


For a level 2 or level 3 apprenticeship you do not need GCSE English or Maths at grades A – C,

however you will need to take funcation skills in English, Maths & IT 


How long does it take to complete an Apprenticeship?


This will vary according to the candidate, but Apprenticeships normally take between eighteen months to

two years per level. The length of time taken to complete your training will depend on your own skills

and ability.



If you would like more information on our apprenticeships please drop us an email

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