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.

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).

 

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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

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

This qualification is a direct replacement for the Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce and is a combined knowledge and competence based qualification.

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
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Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (QCF)

This qualification is part of the Children and Young People’s Workforce Framework and has been developed to equip individuals with the skills, knowledge and experience needed to work within Residential Children’s Homes. The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare is a BTEC/Knowledge based qualification.

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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.

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