If you’re interested in starting or developing your career in either schools or early years; our courses will provide you with the tools you will need to succeed in this rewarding sector. We offer courses for those who are not yet working in the sector, through to professionals wishing to challenge themselves and develop their knowledge.

Funding Support

  • If you are unemployed or earning less than £17,004 annual gross salary – your level 2 course could be free
  • If you are aged 19-23 and do not hold a full level 3 qualification – your level 3 course could be free
  • If you are aged 24+ and wish to undertake a course at level 3 or above you could take out a 19+ learning loan. You’ll only repay when your income is over £511 a week or £2,214 a month
  • If your household income is less than £30k per annum you could receive support to help with associated learning costs e.g. books, travel, childcare, laptop and wifi

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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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Courses available

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

  • Suitable for individuals working in a Early Years & Education setting.
  • Programmes are delivered through distance learning with full tutor support throughout.
  • Flexibility to work on a course in own time and at a time that suits
  • The following courses could be fully funded
  • First class tutors and resources.

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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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 duration of course is approx. 12 months depending on the individual.

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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 Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People’s Workforce.

The duration of course is approx. 12 months depending on the individual.

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This qualification aims to equip you with a strong understanding of common childhood illnesses, including how to provide a safe and healthy environment for babies and young children, how to recognise when a baby or child is unwell, and how to manage acute and chronic health conditions in an early years setting.

The duration of course is approx. 3 – 9 months depending on the individual.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Get back into work

These FREE online workshops will help you to improve your employment prospects to get back into work or move into a new job opportunity. We will support you to achieve your career goals.

  • How do I get a job in a changing world?
  • Get to grips with modern recruitment practices
  • Now let’s get the job

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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.

We are happy to provide you with more information before you make a decision. Fill out the contact form below and one of our tutors will get back to you.

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