Childcare
Apprenticeships

Your first step starts here

We offer great apprenticeships and courses in Childcare, Early Years Care and Residential Care. You can start childcare courses and apprenticeships in Cornwall, Plymouth, Exeter, Devon, Taunton and Somerset.

  • Earn an Apprenticeship wage whilst working in a career you enjoy
  • Gain confidence
  • Improve your communication skills

Qualifications higher than Level 2 can also be funded with a 24+ Learner Loan.

Could this be the right career for you?

Are you good working with children?

Are you reliable?

Are you able to relate to children?

If your answer is “yes”, then you can choose between the following courses:

Intermediate (Level 2) in:

Advanced (Level 3) in:

The Apprenticeship may take around 12 – 15 months to complete.

You get trained in the workplace and you will quickly develop the right skills within a flexible time to further your career.

“I’ve had good relationships with my Acacia Assessors and really enjoyed learning with them and would highly recommend them.” Sophie, Manager of The Secret Garden Nursery, Dawlish

90% of apprentices stay in employment after finishing their apprenticeship.

19% of advanced apprentices progress to Higher Education.

83% said their ability to do the job and their career prospects had improved.

Work-based Learning

Some of our Level 3 and higher level courses can also be purchased. However, if you are over 24 years old you might be eligible for a Learner Loan covering the course cost. To find out more click here.