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National Apprenticeship Week

Build the future with inspiration from our videos that were released during National Apprenticeship Week. 

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Apprentices Making a Big Impact

Project Management Apprentice at Hadleigh Boxford Group Practice

Accounting Apprentice at Sarah Place Accountants Ltd. 

Healthcare Apprentice at Mid Essex Hospital Trust

Healthcare Apprentice at The Limes Retirement Home

Healthcare Apprentice at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals

Management Apprentice at East of England Co-Operative Society

Healthcare Apprentice at Mid Essex Hospital Services, Broomfield

Our Apprentice Lockdown Heroes

How apprenticeships have helped Glasswells

Apprentice Alex Howe makes it into WorldSkills Squad UK!

 

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Digital Marketer Level 3 Apprenticeship

The first formative years are among the most important in our lives. It is a position of great importance to be able to encourage that appetite for discovery that never leaves us.

There are nearly half a million people working in childcare and early years education in the UK. From childminders to nursery and school reception class leaders, every one of them has a part in creating the curiosity of the next generation.

Childcare qualifications improve the quality of childcare that is offered within the sector, raising standards and informing carers and teachers with new developments in teaching and learning. Most paid staff in childcare and education have at least a Level 3 qualification, in order to meet the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework.

At West Suffolk College we offer general childcare qualifications from Level 2 to Level 5. See below for further information.

Children’s Social Care and Residential Childcare

For each of the more than 47,000 foster care households in England, carers are needed to provide support for children in their early years. It’s a more demanding arena but equally rewarding. Many people develop careers in social work beginning with childcare, taking ever more advanced qualifications along the way.