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



Weekly hours:

The weekly hours will depend on the Apprenticeship qualification and employer. There is an expectation that Apprentices will undertake personal study in order to achieve the qualifications.



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What does this course involve?

This Programme will be offered at times throughout the academic year which runs from Septembe to July. To register your interest please contact Support Services:

Broadstairs - 01843 605062 (or email

Folkestone - 01303 858216 (or email

This course is distance learning however the learner is expected to meet with a trainer/assessor on a monthly basis. Both options consist of work based units of competence which is anticipated will be completed within eighteen months. There is relevant support available such as: telephone/ email support during office hours , access to our virtual learning environment and individual tutorials.

Learners will work towards:

  • Level 3 Diploma in the Early Years Workforce (EYE)
  • Literacy/Numeracy/ICT: Fulfilled by completion of Maths, English and ICT at an appropriate level.
  • ERR: Employment Rights and Responsibilities.
  • PLTS: Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

All qualification elements must be achieved to complete the apprenticeship framework.

There are a number of mandatory units in the workplace to be completed. Apprentices will be required to study a number of optional units linked to specific industry requirements.

The learner is expected to take ownership of their award. Full support will be given recognising differentiation in its entirety.


What qualifications do I need?

Learners must be at least 18 years old and have at least one years experience working with children and young people. The applicant must be working in an appropriate care environment relevant to the chosen pathway.

In compliance with OFSTED, proof of foundation training would be useful but is not essential to start the programme. Candidates will be invited to undertake an initial assessment to demonstrate the minimum levels of literacy, numeracy and ICT required.


Learners undertake work based units of competence which can be either paper based or electronic.

Fees & Costs

This course is fully funded if the learner is aged under 19. If the learner is 19+ then a £750 employer contribution is required. If the learner is 24+ please contact us for further information.

To register your interest please contact Support Services:

Broadstairs - 01843 605062 (email

Folkestone - 01303 858216 (email


On successful completion, learners could progress onto a Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Adult Care, Leadership and Management.

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