Courses / Early Years Childcare, Residential Childcare, Playwork

We offer a wide range of vocational training courses including Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships, NVQ, BTEC and Functional Skills. Whether you are already working or we find you a placement we will provide you with everything you need to complete your qualification. The courses we offer are based around a combination of mandatory and optional units and your Teaching and Learning Co-ordinator will advise you on your unit choices to fit your job role and career development.

Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF)

The Pearson Edexcel Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF) is for learners who work in, or who want to work in, the children and young people’s workforce in England.

This qualification is a recognised qualification for those wishing to enter the children and young people’s workforce in England and covers the age range from birth to 19 years. This qualification also requires the learner to spend time in a real work environment, confirms competence under supervision, where appropriate.

The qualification gives learners the opportunity to:
develop and demonstrate competence in working as part of the children and young people’s workforce in roles such as assistants in children’s centres, day nurseries, nursery schools and nursery classes, nursery nurses, care workers and registered childminders; develop technical skills and knowledge and understanding related to the
specified job roles; have existing skills recognised; achieve a nationally-recognised Level 2 qualification and to develop their own personal growth and engagement in learning

Course Handbook, read more here: Apprentice Coursebook

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Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF)

The applicant should be working at a level where they may either be working on their own or supervising others and should have prior experience of the sector and be employed in a position whereby they would be able to demonstrate the competencies required at this level.

The Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Learning and Development (Early Years Educator) is for learners who work in, or want to work with children in Early Years settings in England only. It gives learners the opportunity to:

  • demonstrate competence as an Early Years Educator, Child minder or Nursery Nurse
  • develop knowledge and skills related to the specified job roles in early years education
  • have existing skills recognised
  • achieve a nationally recognised Level 3 qualification
  • develop their own personal growth and engagement in learning

Course Handbook, read more here: Apprentice Coursebook

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ProQual Level 4 Diploma in Advanced Childcare Practice and Management

This ProQual qualification is aimed at all practitioners working in the childcare workforce at Level 3, such as childminders, nursery practitioners, preschool practitioners, out of school/holiday provision workers. It allows learners the opportunity to develop the required skill levels to undertake a management role and support the high standards of childcare practice within the workplace.

Read more here: Learner Coursebook

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ProQual Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for the Children and Young People’s Workforce

The Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management for Children and Young People’s Services qualification provides candidates with the skills and knowledge needed to manage practice and lead others in children and young people’s services. It is appropriate for those employed as managers of settings or groups of settings, deputy managers and management trainees.

This qualification provides an opportunity to up skill existing Managers and Deputies, enabling them to develop management skills in preparation for taking on new roles and responsibilities that benefit the workplace and the service it provides.

Candidates must complete a minimum of 18 units, comprising:

 all of the 12 Mandatory units

 a minimum of 6 Optional units, of which a minimum of 4 units must come from Optional Group A

The awarding organisation for this qualification is ProQual Awarding Body and the regulatory body is the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).

Read more here: Learner Coursebook

 

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Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Playwork (QCF)

This qualification is nationally recognised and is aimed at learners working in a playwork setting. Settings could be out-of-school clubs and seasonal holiday clubs.

The Level 3 Diploma provides knowledge about the role of the Level 3 Playworker when working with children and young people between the ages of 4 to 16. It prepares learners for roles in management of play environments and as line managers of other staff.

The qualification covers the knowledge and skills needed when working unsupervised and learners will need to demonstrate their managerial skills in the workplace. It is aimed at experienced playworkers who have a wide knowledge and understanding of children and young people and now want to move on to a managerial role.

Course Handbook, read more here: Apprentice Coursebook

 

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