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Foundation to Apprenticeship

 

The Foundation to the Apprenticeship is a 6-week programme designed to give you an introduction to the Child Care sector and develop skills and knowledge that employer’s need and value. Successful graduation of the Foundation programme, and securing suitable employment will enable you to progress onto the apprenticeship programme where you will gain valuable work based experience and continue to develop your knowledge of the sector.

 

What does the Foundation to the Apprenticeship consist of?

 

You will attend the Academy 2 days a week, and study for the following qualifications:

 

  • Level 1 City and Guilds - Extended Award In Employability and Personal Development
     
  • Level 1 City and Guilds – Award in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings.

 

The Extended Award in Employability and Personal Development is designed to assist you in attaining employment for the Level 2 Child Care Apprenticeship. You will study for the following units:

 

  • Career planning and making applications
  • Effective skills, qualities and attitudes for learning and work
  • Preparing for, and learning from

 

We will support you in developing your CV, interview techniques and selling yourself to employers. A dedicated Recruitment Consultant will work with you during this time to support you in attaining suitable employment for your apprenticeship.

 

The Award in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings will help you gain insight and knowledge of the sector you will be developing your career within. This will enable you to start the apprenticeship with knowledge that is useful to your employer, and set you up for a successful career.

You will study the following units:

  • Understand the Range of Service Provision and Roles within Health and Social Care, Early Years and Childcare
  • Understand the Principles and Values in Health and Social Care, Early Years and Childcare
  • Awareness of Protection and Safeguarding in Health and Social Care, Early Years and Childcare
  • Introduction to Communication in Health and Social Care, Early Years and Childcare
  • Introductory Awareness of Health and Safety in Health and Social Care and Children's and Young Peoples Setting

 

If accepted onto the programme it is mandatory that you attend every session! Failure to do so could prevent you from securing work and in turn a place on the apprenticeship programme.

 

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