A career in Childcare

A training solution designed for you

Childcare is a highly popular sector and securing an apprenticeship or entry level role can be challenging. A Pre Apprenticeship programme ensures you have the knowledge and qualifications that employers in the sector are looking for. As part of the programme you will be matched with a local Childcare provider who will offer you a valuable Pre Apprenticeship Placement for a number of weeks.

You can apply to be matched to any of the live placement vacancies below and in just a few short weeks have all of the knowledge, skills and experience to secure immediate employment in the sector.

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What to expect


On completion of the Pre Apprenticeship Programme, you can gain the following qualifications:

  • Level 1 Caring for Children qualification
  • Essential Digital Skills certificate
  • Level 2 Maths and English 

You can also access:

  • Work preparation training
  • Preparation for undertaking a Childcare apprenticeship
  • Quality work placement 
  • Full reference from your placement
  • Guaranteed job interview at your placement

Tailor-made training


We know it can be a difficult task to find the perfect training solution.
So, we created something just for you.
Our Pre-Apprenticeship Childcare Programme includes a series of 5 core units that are matched to your personal needs:
  • Functional Skills
  • Digital Skills
  • Level 1 Childcare
  • Career Guidance
  • Work Experience
Together, we will review your previous knowledge and experience to design a training programme that lasts between 6 – 12 weeks.

Ashley Gallacher, October 2020.

Together we created a tailor-made 6 week programme that has meant Ashley is now able to proceed in his early career without limitation.

Destiny Harrison, October 2020.

Together we created a tailor-made 12 week programme that included all 5 core units to enable Destiny to proceed in her early career without limitation.


Below are a list of local employers who are committed to offering you the opportunity to complete a CHILDCARE placement and learn in their environment.
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