Course Type: Part Time,Apprenticeship

Level 3 Apprenticeship - Children and Young People's Workforce

  • Course Code APP080
  • Day All Week
  • Time TBC
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Employer Premises

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Level 3 Children & Young People’s Workforce includes Level 2 2 functional skills in English, ICT  and Maths and selection of mandatory and optional units from the qualification which can be chosen by the employer to support your business needs.  An example of these units may include:

This Qualification can be for those who are employed or wanting a career in Early Years as a nursery assistant, childminder, foster carer, children's social Care worker,Children and family outreach worker.

Understand Child and Young Person Development - The unit includes actions taken when differences in development are identified and the potential effects of transitions on children and young people’s development.


Understand How to Safeguard the Wellbeing of Children and Young People - Understanding, knowledge and competences required to support the safeguarding of children and young people.


Support Children and Young People’s Health and Safety - This unit requires a demonstration of competence in recognising hazards and undertaking risk assessments in the work setting.


Develop Positive Relationships with Children, Young People and others involved in their care - enabling the learner to understand and practise the skills required to develop positive relationships.


Understand How to Support Positive Outcomes for Children and Young People - providing members of the children and young person’s workforce with understanding of the factors that can impact, both positively and negatively.


Promote Children’s Welfare and Wellbeing in the Early Years - the learner’s ability to provide basic care in a hygienic environment.

Additional optional units can support your business further by including various aspects of knowledge required and how to identify and agree which units will best be suited to your needs.


Duration  12 – 18 months


Delivery and Assessment

Assessment takes place through evaluation of work-based performance, Behaviours  knowledge and skills, presenting evidence through discussion, observation, Reflection  witness testimony and questioning.  A portfolio of evidence is produced which demonstrates that the candidate can perform to the level described.  Participants will all have a vocationally competent assessor who will help assemble the portfolio and prepare for assessment.  In addition the candidates will have access to email and telephone support throughout their programme together with resources required.

An interview is required and guidance is required.

How to apply

The cost of this course varies depending on your age and circumstances.

If you are under 19 years old, this course is free.

If you are aged over 19 years old you may qualify for free or reduced price course fees, depending on your circumstances.

If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 years over, you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee upfront in full and qualify for a 10% discount.

For an up to date cost and more finance information please visit an Enrolment Event, call 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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