The course is 18 months long and you are expected to be employed in the location for at least 16 hours per week. You need to complete 700 hours during the 18 months.
You are expected to attend two local workshops per month for the first six months, which is 12 workshops during the length of the course.

You will be receiving an apprentice wage of £4.15 per hour, if you are not already employed at the setting.
If you are not already employed at the cylch we can help you find a location to do your apprenticeship.
You can be employed in a Cylch Meithrin, Welsh-medium Day Nursery or a Welsh-medium primary school.
We will confirm if your location is suitable for the apprenticeship.
You must be employed for at least 16 hours per week.
If you have a child who attends the planned workplace, you will need to discuss with the location to see if it’s appropriate for you to do 16 hours in the location.

You don’t need to purchase any resources. You will receive a WJEC / City and Guild handbook, unit handbooks and numerous digital resources for free as part of your course.

The Work

The assessor will visit the setting every month for two hours. During this time the assessor will observe your practice and assess your capability when working with children. The formal assessment will not happen until you are ready for it.

You will need to sit 3 short tests based on scenarios, and one multiple-choice test. These will show that you have the knowledge needed to work with children.

You will have to do Essential Skills in Mathematics, Language and Literacy if you do not already have a GCSE grade C or above in these subjects. You will have to show certificates as evidence that you have these grades.

Language

Your Welsh will need to be sufficiently good for you to be able to work with children through the medium of Welsh, follow the workshops in Welsh and sit the tests in Welsh.

The Location

The setting will need to co-operate by agreeing to release the learner to attend training days and exams.

 

  • Cylch Meithrin Leader
  • Cylch Meithrin Assistant
  • Day Nursery Manager
  • Day Nursery Deputy Manager
  • Day Nursery Assistant
  • Foundation Phase Assistant
  • After-school Club Assistant
  • Primary School Classroom Assistant

The process of assessing this qualification asks for close partnership working between the setting and the assessor.

The person responsible for the learner within the setting will need to hold regular progress meetings with the learner and the assessor. These meetings will be recorded and internally verified. It is important that the setting helps to ensure a smooth assessment process and that the learner’s journey is trouble-free.

The setting has a responsibility to contribute to the learner’s portfolio. Full training will be offered to all settings on this aspect.

The course is 18 months long and you are expected to be employed in the location for at least 16 hours per week. You are expected to attend a series of workshops during this 18 months. The workshops will be held digitally twice per month.

The qualification is suitable for anyone in a leadership and Management roll within the Cylch Meithrin, Welsh-medium Day Nursery or Welsh-medium primary school.

If you work in a Welsh-medium primary school you will need to be working at higher level assistant.
If you are not currently employed you will not be able to study this apprenticeship.

If you have a child that attends your proposed workplace, you will need to discuss with the location to see if it’s appropriate for you to do your 16 hours at the location.

You will receive a WJEC / City and Guilds handbook, unit handbooks and electronic resource all for free as part of your course.

As part of this Apprenticeship you will first study the Level 4 Preparing to Lead and Manage Children’s Care, Play, Learning and Development qualification before moving on to study the Level 5 Leadership and Care Management, Children’s Play, Learning and Development qualification. At the end of the 18 months you will be an eligible Level 5 Practitioner. You will need to complete:

  • A project involving a series of tasks
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Business Project
  • Professional discussion

An assessor visits the setting monthly for two hours. During this time they will observe your practice managing and leading people in your work placement, working with them, to successfully implement your project.

You will need to do Essential Skills in Mathematics, and Language and Literacy if you do not have a grade C or above at GCSE in these subjects. You will need to submit a certificate to show evidence of these grades.

Language
Your Welsh will need to be good enough to be able to work with children through the medium of Welsh, follow the workshops in Welsh and complete the assessments in Welsh.

The assessment of this qualification requires close partnership between the setting and the assessor.

The person with responsibility for the learner at the setting will need to hold regular progress meetings with the learner and the assessor. These meetings will be recorded and checked internally. It is important that the setting helps to ensure that the assessment process runs smoothly, and that the learner’s journey through the process is smooth. The setting will have a responsibility to contribute to the learner portfolio.

The assessor visits the setting monthly for two hours. During this time he will observe the learner’s practice managing and leading people in the work placement, working with them, in order to successfully implement the project.