Childcare & Education

APPRENTICESHIP STANDARD

If you're looking to get hands-on experience in childcare, whilst learning from some of the most talented people within the sector, this is for you.

With a Swift Childcare apprenticeship, you'll get a full-time paid position, group and one-to-one training across all aspects of the early years, and a qualification at the end of it. Winner.

With the Swift Childcare apprenticeship, you'll get a deep dive into a range of subjects such as: development, paediatric first aid, health and safety and many more. These are all areas that are fundamentals within the early years sector.

Learning as you go, we'll match you with a business who needs someone just like you to further enhance their setting and you'll have the chance to put everything you learn into action, with the support of our assessors, your employer and of course, the other apprentices. If you're looking to make the first step in the early years sector or to further upskill your knowledge, skills and behaviours, then this is the perfect choice for you.

Early Years Essentials

Duration:

2 weeks

Price:

Free for apprentices interested in Level 2

Qualification:

Pre-Apprenticeship

Who it is for:

Anyone who is interested in doing their Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Apprenticeship. This 4 day programme is to get apprentices prepared to be placed in a nursery setting before their Level 2 begins. This is the ideal starting point for inspiring practitioners who have minimal or no experience of working within the Early Years sector.

Level 2

Duration:

13-16 months

Price:

Free for apprentices

Level:

2

Qualification:

Apprenticeship

Who it is for:

Anybody who's looking to get started in the early years sector and looking for a future career in childcare.

You will need a grade 4/C or above in GCSE Maths and English or functional skills in order to apply, as well as a desire to study and work in the Early Years sector.

Qualifications:

  • NCFE CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the early years practitioner

Level 3

Duration:

13-16 months

Price:

Free for apprentices

Level:

3

Qualification:

Apprenticeship

Who it is for:

Anybody who's looking to develop their knowledge and skills within the Early Years Sector, from school leavers to University graduates, those who are employed and looking to re-skill, and everyone in between.

You will need a grade 4/C or above in GCSE Maths and English or functional skills in order to apply, as well as a desire to study and work in the Early Years sector.

Qualifications:

  • NCFE CACHE Level 3 diploma - early years educator

Your Apprenticeship

See for yourself what your apprenticeship would cover and what a day in the life looks like for a childcare apprentice.


Why Swift CC?

A track record of excellence

Hands-on activity days at the academy to inspire ideas to take into a nursey setting.

World class dynamic curriculum

Passionate, qualified mentors

Incredible sense of community

Swift offer direct one to one tuition with our qualified mentors.

Sessions with tutors covering topics that are specifically selected to develop your skills for a job

We host tech labs every week for candidates to come to our office for any support they need.

I find that Swift has the best cohort of students coming through, the support they provide the students, the communication they have with ourselves really makes a difference.

Employer

My apprenticeship has supported me by guiding me with a career path.

Apprentice

I am enjoying learning childcare alongside swift as there is plenty of professional yet friendly support.

Apprentice

Swift has helped to encourage me to become much stronger and confident as an individual as well as pushing me with each opportunity that they have to become a better person.

Apprentice

As far as a training provider they really have the complete package.

Employer

An amazing learning opportunity and it provides hands on outside of classroom experience

Apprentice

All the knowledge I have gained from this apprenticeship has played a huge part in my promotion

Apprentice

A huge thanks to everyone at Swift that has helped me over the past few years! I can't explain how grateful I am to have worked with you all, you've been nothing but kind and welcoming and always helped me when I have needed it. 

Apprentice

I am very supported to do well and pushed to do my very best.

Apprentice

Our nurseries across Birmingham and the West Midlands will be benefitting from these skills.

Mayor of Birmingham

An amazing learning opportunity and it provides hands on outside of classroom experience.

Apprentice

If I had any improvements I would name them, but my experience has been good which I'm so grateful for. I was so nervous, but you've made me feel very welcomed, and I'm so grateful to have come across SWIFT.

Apprentice

Thanks to the great team at Swift. I know exactly where to go if I need support not just with the course but also personal concerns!

Apprentice

All the students we get from you are so on the ball, this comes from your expectations as a company

Employer

Swift Childcare Apprenticeship has given me a fantastic opportunity to study and complete a level 3 qualification at the end of the year with hands on experience with children, which has enhanced my motivation and made me eager to work with children. 

Level 3 EYE Apprentice

I have settled into my setting really well and I have gotten along with all the staff members there. I have learnt how to use ‘Blossom’ to update the parents and add pictures of things the children are doing. I have enjoyed feeding the children and getting to know them so that they can be used to me and get along with me well.

Level 3 Childcare Apprentice

My experience with SWIFT so far has been amazing. The staff are very very friendly and helpful and are willing to do whatever they can to get you to a position were your happy first. I was told everything I needed to know and the steps they would take to get you to the right place. 

Childcare Apprentice Level 3

I am delighted to tell you that I have been promoted as team leader when I complete my level 2. All the knowledge I have gained from this apprenticeship has played a huge part in this achievement.

Apprentice

The staff have been really helpful, I have learnt a lot about the children's behaviours now that I've had experience having them for such a long period of time and how to react in situations. I have really enjoyed bonding with the children and helping them with their learning.

Level 3 Early Years Educator Apprentice

I think that Swift deserves to win Training Provider of the Year due to the fact that throughout my learning experience with Swift I have been provided with a immersive amount of support and advice from each and every staff member.

Apprentice