Childcare and Education

From Level 1 and Level 2 courses in Caring for Children and Young People and Level 1 and Level 2 courses in Preparing to Work in Schools or Support Work in Schools and Colleges, take the first steps towards your career in Education and Childcare.

Explore our range of FREE* courses and sign-up using our online enrolment portal. If you need support, get in touch, our friendly team can help!

*Note that most of our courses are FREE for Lancashire residents and where fees are applicable, this will be noted on your enrolment.

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  • CACHE Level 1 Award in Caring for Children
    Childcare and Education
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    "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 prog...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 14/11/2022
      18:00 to 21:00
      10 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    • Online Course
      MON - 27/02/2023
      09:30 to 12:00
      12 week course
      16 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • CACHE Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools
    Childcare and Education
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    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
      MON - 09/01/2023
      12:30 to 15:00
      12 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • CACHE Level 1 Award in Preparing to Work in Schools
    Childcare and Education
    Delivered either online or in venue

    Online or in Venue
    Online or in Venue
    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
    • Sahara in Preston Ltd
      TUE - 11/10/2022
      13:00 to 15:30
      20 week course
      7 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    • Online Course
      MON - 17/10/2022
      12:30 to 15:00
      19 week course
      10 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    • Whitefield Infant School & Nursery Unit
      TUE - 01/11/2022
      09:30 to 12:00
      12 week course
      Few Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    • Sahara in Preston Ltd
      FRI - 11/11/2022
      09:30 to 12:00
      16 week course
      9 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    • Online Course
      WED - 07/12/2022
      18:00 to 20:00
      18 week course
      Few Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    • Online Course
      THU - 09/02/2023
      09:30 to 12:00
      13 week course
      9 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    • Whitefield Infant School & Nursery Unit
      TUE - 21/03/2023
      09:30 to 12:00
      12 week course
      11 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • CACHE Level 1 Caring for Children
    Childcare and Education
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 13/09/2022
      09:30 to 12:30
      13 week course
      11 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    • Online Course
      THU - 05/01/2023
      17:00 to 20:00
      12 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £95.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges
    Childcare and Education
    Delivered Online

    Online
    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
      THU - 22/09/2022
      09:30 to 12:30
      30 week course
      13 Places Remaining
      Cost: £150.00
    • Online Course
      TUE - 27/09/2022
      18:00 to 21:00
      35 week course
      8 Places Remaining
      Cost: £150.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • CACHE Level 2 Caring for Children
    Childcare and Education
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      FRI - 23/09/2022
      09:30 to 12:30
      20 week course
      10 Places Remaining
      Cost: £150.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Fast Track - CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges
    Childcare and Education
    Delivered in a venue near you

    In Venue
    In Venue
    ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Sahara in Preston Ltd
      TUE - 13/09/2022
      09:30 to 12:30
      30 week course
      7 Places Remaining
      Cost: £150.00
    • Whitefield Infant School & Nursery Unit
      WED - 16/11/2022
      09:30 to 12:30
      27 week course
      9 Places Remaining
      Cost: £150.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Get Into Working In an Early Years Setting
    Childcare and Education
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 23/11/2022
      18:00 to 20:00
      4 week course
      11 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      WED - 04/01/2023
      09:30 to 11:30
      4 week course
      11 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      MON - 23/01/2023
      09:30 to 12:00
      4 week course
      15 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      WED - 22/02/2023
      09:30 to 12:00
      4 week course
      13 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Get Into Working in an Early Years Setting
    Childcare and Education
    Delivered Online

    Online
    Online
    ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 10/01/2023
      13:00 to 15:00
      4 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Get Into Working in Schools and Colleges
    Childcare and Education
    Delivered either online or in venue

    Online or in Venue
    Online or in Venue
    ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 12/01/2023
      09:30 to 12:30
      4 week course
      14 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Whitefield Infant School & Nursery Unit
      TUE - 21/02/2023
      09:30 to 12:00
      4 week course
      8 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Level 2 Introduction to Caring for Children & Young People
    Childcare and Education
    Delivered Online

    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
      TUE - 10/01/2023
      09:30 to 12:00
      20 week course
      13 Places Remaining
      Cost: £150.00
    = Can I get help with my fees?
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