Who Is It For
Learners should be at least 16 years old and in, or about to commence, employment in a new or changed job role. We do not set any other entry requirements but Centres may have their own guidelines.
This framework is suitable for those looking
to join the Children and Young People’s Workforce and also those already working in the sector.
The framework supports the development of a highly qualified, well-skilled workforce within the Children and Young People’s sector, and ensures that children and young people accessing services in England gain the best possible care and support.
What Will You Learn
During this apprenticeship you will achieve the following;
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings (ERR)
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
Level 1 Functional Skills in English
Level 1 Functional Skills in Mathematics
Level 1 Functional Skills in ICT
Learners must achieve a minimum of 35 credits from the NCFE CACHE Level 2
Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce. 29 credits must be
achieved from Mandatory Group A and a further 6 credits must be achieved from
Optional Group B.
Learners must also achieve 3 credits from the mandatory unit of the NCFE
CACHE Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health,
Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings (ERR).
The remaining 15 credits must be achieved through the completion of Level 1
Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT.
This apprenticeship is intended to provide learners with a good starting point
within the sector, working under supervision (e.g. pre-school assistant, nursery
assistant), however it is expected that learners will progress, either onto the
Advanced Apprenticeship or onto the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the
Children and Young People’s Workforce as a standalone qualification. This will
ensure that as practitioners they meet the appropriate level of competency, as
determined by registration and regulatory requirements. Progression to level 3 or
Advanced Apprenticeship will also enable them to move to higher levels of work
or enable them to work unsupervised, e.g. nursery supervisor, childminder, foster
This pathway also provides an opportunity for learners to move across the wider
children’s workforce. This is possible due to the “commonality” of much of the
learning contained within the combined qualification – there are a number of units
that are shared across qualifications in related occupations (e.g. schools support
services, care, health and playwork).