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Level 3 Advanced 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 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce


This Apprenticeship framework is a combination of knowledge and competence. The knowledge is designed to provide you with the underpinning knowledge that will support the work you carry out within your job role, and the competence is designed to progress and develop the occupational competence required to achieve the practical skills necessary to excel in your job role within the setting.

The units that you will be studying are as follows:

  • Promote communication in Health, Social Care or Children and Young Peoples Settings
  • Engage in personal development in Health, Social Care or Children and Young Peoples Settings
  • Promote equality and inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children and Young Peoples Settings
  • Principles for implementing duty of care in Health Social Care or Children and Young Peoples Settings
  • Understand child and young person development
  • Promote child and young person’s development
  • Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people
  • Support children’s and young people’s health and safety
  • Develop positive relationship with children, young people and others involved in their care
  • Working together for the benefit of children and young people
  • Understand how to support positive outcomes for children and young people
  • Context and principles for early years provision
  • Promote learning and development in the early years
  • Promote children’s welfare and well-being in the early years
  • Professional practice in the early years settings
  • Support children’s speech, language and communication
  • Promote creativity and creative learning in young children
  • Promote young children’s physical activity and movement skills
  • Assessment and planning with children and young people
  • Promote well-being and resilience of children and young people


Some of the units are knowledge or competence entirely, while others are mixture of both. For the purposes of you achieving the knowledge elements, this is done through the successful completion of assignments.

The competence is assessed within your workplace; this is done 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.
You will meet with your assessor in your workplace a minimum of once a month, with weekly support provided in order to ensure you are successfully progressing against the qualification.

Your assessor will guide and help you through your qualification, providing you regular feedback on your knowledge and competence and offer support and direction on your professional growth/development.

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Level 2 Functional Skills


It is a requirement of the course that you have GCSE Maths and English at grades A-C or equivalent this being Functional Skills Level 2 in AON, Communication and ICT. If you do not have this, then you will be required to complete online learning which is tailored to your needs following an initial assessment, after which you will be required to pass a number of online exams. There are certain exemptions which might apply, meaning you do not have to complete the test.

The aim of Functional skills is that you are able to operate and apply your skills confidently, effectively and independently.

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Level 2 Award in 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.

While also providing you guidance, on the exploration of career pathways and options upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship.

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