A career in childcare and education is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling career choices you can make. 

Our courses will give you the skills and qualifications you need to progress your career in the childcare sector, whether you’re looking to build on your existing knowledge or are starting from scratch.

Qualifications we offer:

Level 3 Early years Educator 


Accredited by

City and Guilds 


Duration

20 months 


Who is it for?

 For individuals working in childcare who would like to further their career and move into a senior role within the sector. You should have experience of working with Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and be a key worker, responsible for observing and assessing children.


Entry requirements

To undertake this programme, learners must be working in a childcare setting. They must hold five GCSE’s (grade A* - C / 9-4) or achieve Level 2 in English and Maths during initial assessment. 


Qualification

Learners will achieve Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator). 


Progression route

This qualification allows learners to progress to more senior management roles in the childcare sector. 

For further information please download our course factsheet -  Early Years Educator Level 3 

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Playwork

Accredited by

City and Guilds 
 
Duration

15 months                     

Who is it for?

For individuals working with children and young people in a self-directed play setting who would like to further their career and move into a senior role within the playwork sector. 

 
Entry requirements  
To undertake this programme, learners must be working in a self-directed play setting. They must hold five GCSE’s (grade A* - C / 9-4) or achieve Level 2 in English and Maths during initial assessment. 
 
Qualification 
Learners will achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Playwork. 


Progression route 

This qualification allows learners to progress to more senior management roles in the playwork sector. 

 

For further information, please download our course factsheet -  Playwork Level 3

Level 2 Children and Young People's Workforce

Accredited by

City and Guilds 


Duration

13 months 


Who is it for

This apprenticeship is ideal for individuals looking to kickstart a career in childcare. 


Entry requirements

To undertake this programme, learners must be working in a childcare setting. They must hold five GCSE’s (grade A* - C / 9-4) or achieve Level 1 in English and Maths during initial assessment. 


Qualification

Learners will achieve the Level 2 Certificate for the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce. 


Progression route

This qualification allows learners to work in a childcare environment with limited supervision. 

 

For further infomation please download our course factsheet - Children and Young People's Workforce Level 2

Level 2 Apprenticeship in Playwork

Accredited by

City and Guilds

Duration

13 months

Who is it for?

This apprenticeship is ideal for individuals looking to kick start a career in playwork.

Entry requirements

To undertake this programme, learners must be working in a playwork setting. They must hold five GCSE’s (grade A* - E / 9-3) or achieve Level 1 in English and Maths during initial assessment.

Qualification

Learners will achieve the Level 2 Diploma in Playwork.

Progression route

Learners will be qualified as an assistant playworker and can progress to the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Playwork and have the opportunity to move into more senior roles, including playworker or senior playworker.

For further information, please download our course factsheet -  Playwork Level 2

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