Develop your Career with Children & Young people

Support and empower children and young people to build resilience and improve their opportunities for a better future. From residential care settings to schools and nurseries we have a programme to suit you.

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Children and Young People’s Careers

Our Children and Young People Careers package is designed for those wishing to or working in the education or care sector with Children and young people. It offers a wide range of courses and qualifications, from entry level to level 5, specific to the sector and the requirements of Skills for Care and Development. Programmes can be accessed by those who are new to working with children and young people or those who wish to develop and progress

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Possibilities for your future

There are many different roles and pathways within the Children & Young People’s Services industry, whether you work for someone else or choose to be self-employed. Some of the potential careers on completion of our programmes are…

Teaching assistant
Registered manager; early years, residential or community settings
Learning support assistant
Early years worker
Nursery assistant
Residential childcare worker
Youth support and community worker
Childminder
Care worker
Senior childcare worker
Deputy or assistant manager; early years residential or community setting
Classroom assistant

Type of courses
and Qualifications

We have various funding streams available (subject to eligibility and location). These include Government fully funded, Government and employer funded, Government accessed Loans, Private loans with 0% interest, commercial courses. 

Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is just one way to gain entry when working with children and young people. Apprenticeships allow you to learn and earn at the same time whilst developing the knowledge, skills and behaviours required for a successful career in children and young people’s education or care.

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Duration

Minimum of 12 months

How is it delivered?

Monthly teaching and learning with sector expert. In the workplace and online

Assessment requirements

Workplace observations

Online portfolio of evidence via independent study

End point assessment

Awards, Certificates and Diplomas

Gain a recognised qualification to support your career working with children and young people.  Our professional qualifications are delivered by sector experts covering a wide range of subjects and topics, which will enable you to learn new skills, knowledge and behaviours.

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Duration

4 to 18 months

How is it delivered?

Monthly teaching and learning with sector expert. In the workplace and online

Assessment requirements

Workplace observations

Online portfolio of evidence via independent study

Introductory and CPD courses

Broaden your knowledge and keep your CPD up to date with our short courses, delivered by our expert trainers. These are also a great way to get a taster of the sector before committing to a longer programme.

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Duration

2 hours to 2 days

How is it delivered?

Online or site based with expert trainer

Assessment requirements

Practical Simulation

In session evaluation

Knowledge based qualifications

Our knowledge based qualifications have been selected for those looking to work with or currently working with children and young people.

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Duration

4 to 8 months

How is it delivered?

Online with access to sector expert

Assessment requirements

Online portfolio of evidence via independent study

Subjects & topics

Our courses and qualifications cover a wide range of subjects and topics, which will enable you to learn new skills, knowledge and behaviours.

Subjects and topics include:

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  • Safeguarding

  • Child development

  • Attachment theories

  • Behaviour management

  • Supporting those with special educational needs

  • The care system

  • Teaching and learning in a curriculum area

  • Lead and manage group living

  • Undertake a research project

  • Develop and evaluate operational plans

  • Working in partnership

  • Appraising staff performance

  • Support those who are vulnerable and/or disadvantaged

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Funding

We have various funding streams available (subject to eligibility and location). These include Government fully funded, Government and employer funded, Government accessed Loans, Private loans with 0% interest, commercial courses.

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Interested in a career working with Children & Young people

Not sure which is the right course or qualification for you? Complete the form and let us guide you through the Children and Young People careers package to make sure take the right steps.

Our accreditations

We work with a host of organisation from local government to national funding bodies to address the skills and needs of employers in our sectors. Here are some of the organisations we work with:

The Education & Skills Funding Agency | Skills for Care | Mecap | Staffordshire County Council | Stoke-on-Trent City Council | Carematch | ActHub | SARCP | SERCO | Dimensions Training Solutions LTD | European Social Fund (ESF) | AELP | Investors in People | Edexcel | DWP Supplier

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