Childcare and Education

From Preparing to Work in Schools to Support Work and Childcare, earn your CACHE or Level 1 Certificate and take the first steps towards your career in Education and Childcare.

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  • CACHE Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools
    Childcare and Education
    This Level 1 accredited qualification is designed to prepare learners for further learning and training, whilst developing an understanding of the teaching and learning environment in a school setting, how to support the wellbeing of a child or young person and child, and young person development. The qualification is aimed at a range of learners who are thinking of working in a school setting. This course is ideal for anyone wishing to progress onto teaching assistant training. Learners do n...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      20/09/2021
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: £149.00
    • Online Course
      WED - 22/09/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      12 week course
      10 Places Remaining
      Cost: £149.00
    • The Waterside Centre
      WED - 22/09/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      12 week course
      10 Places Remaining
      Cost: £149.00
    • Haslingden Community Link
      THU - 23/09/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      12 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £149.00
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  • CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges
    Childcare and Education

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    The Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges has been designed as an introduction to the knowledge and understanding needed to work in a school or college environment. It can apply to the many varied roles that full and part-time support staff may fulfil, including administrative roles, site support roles, technical roles and volunteer roles, as well as roles that work directly with children and young people in the learning environment. This is a knowledge-based qualification so lea...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 21/09/2021
      18:00 to 20:30
      24 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £149.00
    • Online Course
      FRI - 24/09/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      23 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £149.00
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  • Fast Track - CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges
    Childcare and Education

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    Online
    The Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges has been designed as an introduction to the knowledge and understanding needed to work in a school or college environment. It can apply to the many varied roles that full and part-time support staff may fulfil, including administrative roles, site support roles, technical roles and volunteer roles, as well as roles that work directly with children and young people in the learning environment. This is a knowledge-based qualification so lea...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      20/09/2021
      10 Places Remaining
      Cost: £149.00
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  • Fast Track - Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Caring for Children and Young People
    Childcare and Education

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    Online
    This Level 2 accredited qualification is designed to prepare learners for further learning and training, whilst developing an understanding of safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, the importance of play for early learning and child development. The qualification is aimed at a range of learners who are thinking of working in an early years setting. This course is ideal for anyone wishing to progress to further childcare qualifications to work within a childcare setting. Lear...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      21/09/2021
      11 Places Remaining
      Cost: £295.00
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  • Get into Working with Children
    Childcare and Education

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    This short course has been designed to give you an insight into working in a child related field whilst gaining an introductory qualification. (Entry Level 3 Award in Childcare) Completing this award will enable you to explore this area of vocation and begin to develop the skills and confidence needed to work with children. By doing this award you should be able to progress onto further educational opportunities more specific to either childcare or working within schools. This is a knowledge-bas...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      MULTIPLE DAYS PER WEEK starting - 14/09/2021
      09:15 to 14:45
      1 week course
      13 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
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  • Level 1 Award in Caring for Children
    Childcare and Education
    This Level 1 accredited qualification is designed to prepare learners for further learning and training, whilst developing an understanding of the health and safety aspects when working with young children, how to plan and prepare activities which will support children’s learning and development and the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. The qualification is aimed at a range of learners who are thinking of working in an early years setting. This course is ideal for anyone wishing to progr...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Lancashire Adult Learning
      MON - 20/09/2021
      09:30 to 11:30
      10 week course
      11 Places Remaining
      Cost: £149.00
    • Online Course
      THU - 23/09/2021
      18:00 to 20:30
      8 week course
      14 Places Remaining
      Cost: £149.00
    • Online Course
      THU - 23/09/2021
      12:15 to 14:45
      8 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £149.00
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  • Level 2 Introduction to Caring for Children & Young People
    Childcare and Education

    Online
    Online
    This Level 2 accredited qualification is designed to prepare learners for further learning and training, whilst developing an understanding of safeguarding the welfare of children and young people, the importance of play for early learning and child development. The qualification is aimed at a range of learners who are thinking of working in an early years setting. This course is ideal for anyone wishing to progress to further childcare qualifications to work within a childcare setting. Learners...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      FRI - 24/09/2021
      09:30 to 12:00
      23 week course
      14 Places Remaining
      Cost: £295.00
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  • Workplace Essentials Programme - Children and Education
    Childcare and Education

    Online
    Online
    The purpose of this programme is to help you expand your knowledge and understanding in addition to your Level 1/ Level 2 course in working within Children and Young People within Childcare or Education Sectors. The course will focus on a range of conditions young people experience in the educational settings you are looking to progress your employment in. Subjects protected by legislation such as safeguarding, equality and diversity and health & safety are also included to give you an understan...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      14/09/2021
      19 Places Remaining
      Cost: £145.00
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      01/11/2021
      19 Places Remaining
      Cost: £145.00
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