This is a knowledge based qualification that can be accessed by a wide range of candidates not yet involved in working or volunteering in school. It is therefore a valuable opportunity for individuals considering learning support in schools as a career choice.

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Why choose these courses?

All our course are nationally recognised qualifications, so why not start crafting new skills or build on existing ones.

  • learn the skills employers want
  • retrain at any age
  • part time learning offers the flexibility to continue working, look after a family, whilst progressing towards a new and exciting career
  • funding for these courses could be available
  • no previous experience needed
  • experience first class tutors and resources

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These are apprenticeships that are made up of frameworks which include: a credit based Vocational Certificate or Diploma (QCF), Technical Certificate, Key Skills/Functional Skills in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT, Personal Learning and Thinking, Employment Rights and Responsibilities. They are roll on, roll off courses starting at different times throughout the academic year.

This qualification meets the needs of candidates who work, or want to work, in a wide range of children and young people’s settings covering the age range 0-19 years for example in the roles of: Care Worker, Childminder, Nursery Nurse, Youth and Community Worker. This qualification replaces the City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ and Certificate in Children’s Care, Learning and Development.

QCF Level 3 Certificate in Cover Supervision of Pupils in Schools is appropriate for anyone working as a cover supervisor in a school working environment. The Qualification aims to give learners an opportunity to develop a solid understanding of the role in schools and provides a recognised qualification for employees within the sector.

This qualification meets the needs of learners who work or want to work with children in a wide range of settings, for example in the roles of: Early Years Educator, Child-minder, Nursery Nurse. Learners will learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the Early Years sector.

The Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) at Level 3 is suitable for Residential Care workers with experience in the role. The qualification aims to give learners an opportunity to develop a solid understanding of the children and young people’s workforce and provides a recognised qualification for employees within the sector.

This Level 4 qualification aims to provide professional development opportunities for experienced practitioners working in the school and college workforce. This qualification will embrace the wealth of experience, proven knowledge and skills of the learner in a teaching and learning environment. It will challenge the learner in both daily practice and theoretical understanding.

This qualification is suitable for candidates who are managers, assistant or deputy managers in any facility that provides services for vulnerable children, adults or both. The award fulfils the regulatory requirement for all managers that are registered in Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services.

The Level 3 Diploma in specialist support for Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools is appropriate for experienced members of the school workforce who directly support the teaching and learning of pupils in schools in an area that requires specialist knowledge and skills. These members of staff will have responsibility over a curriculum area, after school club or other staff members in the school.

These apprenticeships are made up of frameworks which include: a credit based Vocational Certificate or Diploma (QCF), Technical Certificate, Key Skills/Functional Skills in Numeracy, Literacy and ICT, Personal Learning and Thinking, Employment Rights and Responsibilities. They are roll on, roll off courses starting at different times throughout the academic year.

The Certificate for Supporting Teaching & Learning at Level 2 is appropriate for anyone working, or volunteering, as a Learning Support Assistant in an educational setting.

The Certificate for Supporting Teaching & Learning at Level 3 is appropriate for experienced members of the school workforce who directly support the teaching and learning of pupils.

QCF Level 3 City and Guilds unit 308 is suitable for employed and experienced school staff such as Teaching Assistants, Learning Support Assistants, Co-Educators and Cover Supervisors, working in a school environment. This unit provides the knowledge, understanding and skills to supervise learning activities in the absence of a teacher. It requires competence in preparing for and supervising learning activities, supporting learners to complete work set by the teacher and concluding the lesson in accordance with school policy and procedures.

This is a knowledge based qualification that can be accessed by a wide range of candidates not yet involved in working or volunteering in school. It is therefore a valuable opportunity for individuals considering learning support in schools as a career choice

This qualification meets the needs of candidates who work, or want to work, in a wide range of children and young people’s settings covering the age range 0 – 7 years with applied knowledge in the early years, 0 – 5 years. Examples of roles include: Care Worker, Childminder, Nursery Nurse and Community Worker. This qualification replaces the City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People’s Workforce.

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How to enrol

Before you can enrol on a early years & education course, we will meet with you to complete an assessment and discuss which course is most suitable. Assessments can be booked by calling 0345 603 7635.

Further details, including course information sheets, are available through the full list of courses.

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