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Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship for the Children and Young People’s Workforce

 

An Apprenticeship is a work based vocational programme that is delivered through the SwiftACI academy and combines study with practical on the job training.

The Apprenticeship for the Children and Young People’s Workforce is made up of the following qualifications:

 

Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce

 

This element of the Apprenticeship framework comprises of two elements. Firstly to provide you with the underpinning knowledge that will support the work you carry out within your job role, and secondly to develop the occupational competence required to achieve the practical skills necessary to achieve within the workplace.


The units that you will be studying are as follows:


Knowledge

    • Child and Young Person Development
    • Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People
    • Understand Partnership Working in Services for Children and Young People
    • Understand Child and Young Person Development

The knowledge units will be assessed, with Apprentices being required to complete assignments within a given timescale.

 

Competence

  • Introduction to Communication in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
  • Introduction to Personal Development in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
  • Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care, Children’s and Young People’s Settings
  • Contribute to the Support of Child and Young Person Development
  • Contribute to the Children and Young People’s Health and Safety
  • Support Children and Young People’s Positive Behaviour
  • Contribute to the Support of Positive Environment’s for Children and Young People
  • Maintain and Support Relationships with Children and Young People
  • Paediatric Emergency First Aid
  • Managing Paediatric Illness and Injury

 

The competence units will be assessed by you demonstrating that you have met the occupational standards that make up each unit. This is referred to as “demonstrating competency”. This will be assessed through a number of methods such as observations, witness statements, question and answers and successful completion of set tasks.
 

Some of the units may be assessed in the workplace, therefore your Assessor will make visits to your workplace (at a mutually agreeable time) in order to guide and help you in collecting a variety of evidence that demonstrates your competency. Your Assessor will advise how to submit this evidence in order for it to be assessed accordingly. During these visits there would be an expectation that you are allowed downtime to meet with your Assessor.


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Level 1 Key Skills

 

It is a requirement of the course that you have GCSE Maths and English at grades A-D or equivalent this being Key Skills Level 1 in AON and Communication. If you do not have this, then you must pass both a test and complete a portfolio for the key skill/qualification you are missing. There are certain exemptions which might apply, meaning you do not have to complete the test. Your trainer/assessor will be able to advise if you have to complete any work to fulfil this requirement.

Functional Skills
 

Functional Skills are the replacement for Key Skills. Functional Skills are defined as the skills required to use basic Maths, English and ICT in a range of practical settings. The aim of Functional skills is that you are able to operate and apply your skills confidently, effectively and independently. There is no portfolio to complete for Functional Skills. The assessment will be via a test which will have ‘embedded’ and ‘contextualised’ themes. They are currently being piloted and, if implemented, shall replace Key Skills as a mandatory element of the Apprenticeship Framework.


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Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

 

Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) will help you to understand what it means to be an employee in the workplace. It identifies the obligations you have to your employer such as punctuality, attendance, confidentiality and workplace safe conduct. You will learn about entitlements you have as an employee such as work breaks and holidays.

 

 

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