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Parents and Guardians

If you are the parent or guardian of a 16-18 year old who wants to apply to become an apprentice at Cafcass, you may have a few questions about the apprenticeship. This area of the website aims to provide you with all the information and links you need, but if you still have questions after reading this page – please get in touch; we would love to hear from you.

Cafcass works closely with the National Apprenticeship Service and our preferred national learning provider, First4Skills, to deliver high quality apprenticeships. Cafcass currently offers apprenticeships in Business Administration at either Intermediate level 2 or Intermediate level 3 (depending upon the business need).

National Apprenticeship Service

Our partnership with First4Skills ensures that our apprentices receive a high level of support that is tailored to their learning needs and their assessor will work with them for the duration of their apprenticeship.

 “The National Apprenticeship Service is proud to be working alongside and supporting Cafcass in setting up their Apprenticeship Programme”


What are Apprenticeships at Cafcass?

Apprenticeships are a form of work based training that consists of a combination of learning practical skills on the job and studying for  a nationally recognised qualification. An apprenticeship is the first step in learning more about a chosen career path and learning foundation skills that can be built on throughout a career. Cafcass apprentices will work alongside our experienced staff to learn job specific skills and  who will help ensure the most is gained from their time with us. All of our apprentices will work within a team with a supportive manager who will help our apprentices to reach their potential.

The apprenticeship will last a minimum of 12 months and can start at any time of the year. We will ensure that our apprentices are able to make contact with other apprentices in Cafcass, where possible, to provide a supportive network and additional learning opportunities.

Cafcass will work alongside our training provider First4Skills, who will help our apprentices to gain a nationally recognised qualification. A First4Skills training assessor will meet with the apprentice on their first day at Cafcass and will support them throughout their time with us. First4Skills will help apprentices complete assignments, choose modules and will assess them in their working environment.

Cafcass pays more than the minimum wage to attract the best possible candidates to our roles. For information on some of the other benefits of working for Cafcass, please click here .


Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for people with an interest in business administration with a passion for learning who want to be challenged on a daily basis.  The ideal candidates will work well as part of a team and on their own, and will use their initiative to solve problems. They will be confident to ask questions and have an inquisitive mind in order to get the most from the learning and training element of the Apprenticeship.

More questions and answers are available on the national apprenticeships website


Link to:

• Job Profile

• First4Skills

• National Apprenticeship Service


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