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Childcare

At CT Skills, our childcare apprenticeships are highly sought-after. This page explores the advantages of a childcare apprenticeship, our current vacancies, and how it can be a perfect fit for you. Employers can also find information on the benefits of hiring a childcare apprentice through our program. These apprenticeships not only help children develop social and practical skills but also allow you to gain professional qualifications and earn a salary while working. If childcare apprenticeships aren't what you're looking for, we offer various other options that can be found on our apprenticeship standards page.
- Earn While You Learn
- Upskilling
- Future Job Opportunities

Benefits for Apprentices

Skills
Skills
Going into an apprenticeship in childcare will significantly enhance your knowledge, skills and behaviour throughout your time there. This will allow you to put those new skills on your CV to widen future opportunities in your career path.
Funding
Funding
Doing an apprenticeship allows you to earn an excellent salary and not get into exceeding debt, unlike going to university. Apprenticeships are an exciting paid option for anyone wanting to gain experience, upskill or change career, as you will earn your wage while working and studying.
Loyalty
Loyalty
Many apprentices that go into childcare can secure a job further down the line, which allows them to stay with their team and create a lovely professional bond. This will enable you to achieve excellent career progression throughout your work life.

Benefits for Employers

Grow Talent
Grow Talent
Most apprentices stay in their employment after completing their qualification. As an employer, you develop your staff how you like and help them positively and powerfully impact your business.
Funding
Funding
Financial support is available to employers to make it easier to recruit an apprentice. We can provide you with guidance on accessing funding and work with you to find out whether you’re eligible for funding.
New Ideas
New Ideas
Apprentices bring lots of fresh ideas, whether they are school leaver who has grown up in the digital age or someone looking to retrain who brings their unique experience and perspective with them.

Who We Work With

We work with many different companies who hire apprentices through us which is why we always have new vacancies popping up. Here are just a few of them:

Childcare

Early Years Practitioner

Qualification: Level 2        🕒 16 Months        Standard Reference: ST0888
Entry Requirements:  Initial Assessment Minimum – Maths E3, English E3, Knowledge Skills and Behaviours Initial Assessment
Exams to Complete Course: All KSB for Early Years Practitioner Standards, Level 1 Functional Skills English, Level 1 Functional Skills Maths, Level 2 Early Years Practitioner

Early Years Educator

Qualification: Level 3        🕒 18 Months        Standard Reference: ST0135
Entry Requirements:  Initial Assessment Minimum – Maths Level 1,  English Level 1, Knowledge Skills and Behaviours Initial Assessment
Exams to Complete Course: All KSB for Early Years Educator Standards, Level 2 Functional Skills English, Level 2 Functional Skills Maths, Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce, Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid or Level 3 Award in Emergency Paediatric First Aid, Pass All Elements of EPA

Early Years Lead Practitioner

Qualification: Level 5        🕒 25 Months        Standard Reference: ST0551
Entry Requirements:  Initial Assessment Minimum – Maths Level 2,  English Level 2, Knowledge Skills and Behaviours Initial Assessment, Current and Satisfactory DBS Check
Exams to Complete Course: All KSB for Early Years Lead Practitioner Standards, Level 2 Functional Skills English, Level 2 Functional Skills Maths, Pass All Elements of EPA

Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner / Educator

Qualification: Level 3        🕒 9 Months        
Entry Requirements:  Initial Assessment Minimum – Maths Level 1,  English Level 1, Learners must be 19+ and not hold a previous Level 3 Qualification
Exams to Complete Course: Portfolio of evidence, including one mandatory assignment which is externally set, internally marked and externally moderated

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Here at CT Skills, we hope you have found the apprenticeship you are looking for, and we would like to wish you good luck with your application! If you are still unsure about the perfect path for you or need some extra advice, why not contact our friendly team, who are on hand to help? Alternatively, our free online courses are available to enhance your knowledge further, or follow us on Facebook, Twitterand Instagram to keep updated!