Working with children can be a fun and rewarding career, however the safe and proper care of young people (and their families) can be challenging. Learners must be competent, trustworthy and confident to ensure they provide stimulating and inspiring care, supervision, learning and development in a protected environment to children, adults and carers who use the service.

Careers where the care and safeguarding of young people is paramount, include organisations and services like:

Babysitting / Child-minding
Early Years Worker/Assistant
Care Worker/Assistant
Assistant Youth Support & Community Worker
Further training can allow you to seek and apply for positions as a Nursery Worker and/or a Nursery Teaching Assistant.

Workers in this sector must safeguard children’s personal protected information and physical safety whilst allowing for growth of capabilities. Individuality, difference and diversity must be celebrated and encouraged.

Length of Apprenticeship

Minimum 12 months

Entry Requirements

Level 2: None. Level 3, Level 2 or equivalent

The Salary

Starting salary (once qualified): £9,000 - £12,000

Available Apprenticeship Levels

Level 2: Intermediate Apprenticeship in Childcare &Young People's Workforce. Level 3: Advanced Apprenticeship in Childcare & Young People's Workforce


The Cornwall Apprenticeship Agency can organise Childcare & Young People's Workforce Apprenticeships across the county including deployment in towns such as Truro, Falmouth, Newquay, Fowey and more...