You will need to attend a PCA for all the courses listed below.

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Whether you’re looking for a new career or wish to improve your qualifications in childcare we can help. Caring for children is one of the most important, rewarding and challenging careers you could choose. Our courses will support you in improving standards when working with children and families and provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills and confidence to increase your career prospects.

Introduction to Working in Childcare Level 1

This qualification is intended to provide learners with a broad introduction to the childcare sector, equipping learners with underpinning knowledge and skills specific to the sector alongside a range of transferable employability skills. This course is designed to support progression to further learning and ultimately to work in childcare or other related sectors.

Childcare Level 2

This one-year Diploma is the recognised and accepted qualification to work in ratio as an Early Years Practitioner (level 2). It provides candidates with the knowledge and understanding of working with babies and young children from birth to 5 years. You will be required to work for a minimum of six hours a week either paid or in a voluntary capacity in an early years setting for the duration of your course. You will need to hold English Functional Skills Level 1 or GCSE equivalent, 2-4 / D-E, or above.

Childcare Level 3 Early Years Educator

This 18mth Diploma is the recognised and accepted qualification to work in ratio as an Early Years Practitioner (level 3) You will be required to work for a minimum of ten hours a week either paid or voluntary with children 0-5 years old in an Ofsted registered setting and must have keyworker responsibilities, for the duration of your course. To enrol on this course you need to hold a Level 2 Functional Skills English or GCSE equivalent. In order to be counted in ratio at Level 3, you will also need to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills maths or GCSE equivalent. In addition to your taught session, you should be prepared to carry out independent research and study for approximately five hours a week.

Childcare Level 5 Diploma Management

This course is designed for professionals working with children and young people. This qualification has two pathways, Early Years management or Early Years advanced practitioner. This course offers you an excellent professional development opportunity to further your understanding of leadership and management and working with children in the Early Years sector. The qualification gives you the opportunity to build both your managerial and practitioner skills. You need to hold a recognised level 3 Childcare qualification to enrol on this course.

Please click on the Find Courses link on the left to browse and enrol on one of our Childcare courses.