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Apprenticeships and work based learning qualifications in Childcare across West and South Yorkshire.


There are a range of next steps for young people to consider after they leave school or college and with the raising of the participation age (RPA) effective from 2013, Aapprenticeships are still an option for young people post 16.

For young people who are keen to pursue a career working with children, an Apprenticeship for the Children and Young People's Workforce can be an excellent first step. An Apprenticeship is a job with training - our learners are employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week and are paid a minimum of £2.65 per hour (increasing to £2.68 per hour in October 2013).

At Forward Steps Training we help young people who are Apprenticeship ready to find a suitable Apprenticeship vacancy with a local employer. Many employers within the childcare sector consider Apprenticeships to be a valuable tool for recruiting new talent to their teams and providing essential training.

An Apprenticeship is not an easy option - nor is a career in childcare. Employers are looking for young people who will work hard, are motivated and dedicated, and have a real passion for working with children. An Apprenticeship in childcare can open a wide range of progession opportunities - Apprentices can go onto higher level training or higher education leading to careers such as nursery management, teaching, nursing or social work.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss the Apprenticeships we offer in further detail.