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Apprenticeship - Children's Care

Programme Description



A Foundation Apprenticeship is a work based learning programme where the learner is ‘earning while learning’. The programme is aimed at employed learners over the age of 16 

The Apprentice will attend College on a day release basis and should achieve the Level 2 or 3 Apprenticeship Framework within the agreed timescale.


Programme Features



  • All learners will be supported by a Training Adviser/Assessor who will monitor progress towards achieving targets on a regular basis.
  • The Training Adviser/Assessor will liaise closely with the employer to ensure that qualifications are achieved within timescale.
  • The Training Adviser/Assessor will assess the Apprentice in the workplace as and when required.

Progression & Employment



Learners who have successfully completed this Foundation Apprenticeship can progress onto an Apprenticeship at Level 3.

Please note; learners will need to be working at a supervisory level for level 3 in order to generate the appropriate evidence.


Programme Content



Learners following this Foundation Apprenticeship will have to achieve a framework of qualifications which will include:

  • Level 2 or 3 CCLD Children's Care Learning and Development
  • Essential Skills Wales 
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Programme Assessment



Coursework, assignments, work based observations and work based evidence.


Programme Entry Requirements



Learners must be in employment within the Childcare Sector and be referred by their employer to undertake this Apprenticeship.