Childcare and Education

Working closely with multiple awarding organisations such as TQUK, CACHE and NCFE, we have developed a suite of sector-leading vocational qualifications to help develop your education and childcare careers.

We have continued to pioneer qualifications around Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) courses, such as our Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism and Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties. These courses have been designed to upskill professionals, improve their day-to-day childcare responsibilities, and ensure that children with a SEND are encouraged to live fulfilling and independent lives.

We work with over 340 childcare and early years organisations, and we are proud to be partnered with some of the UK’s leading childcare providers

Don't just take our word for it

Carla Ibbott

Level 2 Certificate in Introducing Caring for Children and Young People

“I think it’s given me more confidence. It’s been a little while since I’ve done courses and things so it was really nice to access them and pass them, and receive the feedback, it did give me confidence. And I think it’s given me more knowledge, and especially the Autism one, there were quite a few of my colleagues on that one as well, so now we know what each other knows. It’s made things easier for us when we’re dealing with some of our children. You can go, ‘Oh, you know what’s happened with whoever, maybe we should use that strategy.’ And they know why, and how to put it into place. It’s definitely been a positive thing in my work environment.”

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We have short courses too!

We have a range of childcare and early years education CPD short courses which provide ideal professional development opportunities.

We have CPD short courses in:

  • CACHE Essentials
  • Principles of Internet Safety
  • Safeguarding Adults and Children

These CPD courses can be purchased by organisations in bundles, to ensure staff receive a concise yet thorough refresh and update of childcare skills in line with current legislation. We can support you with your learning delivery, via our ‘EQUAL’ learner management system, which provides engaging content, including video case studies and virtual tutors to enhance training experiences.

Much of our course portfolio has been designed to provide learners with a clear progression path, and we understand what is required to help with career progression.

Specific to childcare and early years, as a learner you can progress in the following way:

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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

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Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism

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Hayley MacDiarmid-
Activity Specialist and Art Teacher at Bright Horizons
Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading

“"At work, I'm thinking about how the conflict is being dealt with. I'm thinking about how we're using our different roles and how we can benefit together, how we're communicating. I'm treating people differently. I'm expecting them to treat me differently as well. It's changed the way that I'm driven from my own role. The aim is that I will become some form of team leader, or a Room Manager in the nursery.”