Early Years and Education

Early Years & Education

Early Years & Education

Interested in working with children?

Then let us support you to get the knowledge and skills you need to care for and support children’s development in early years or educational settings. 

We offer:

  • Personalised support from an experienced and friendly team
  • Nationally recognised qualifications
  • Blended/Online learning courses
  • Vocational placement opportunities
  • Careers support, advice and guidance
  • Support applying for jobs
  • Opportunities to improve your maths, English and digital skills

How you will learn

Our courses will be delivered through a mix of:

  • Classroom delivery (in line with social distancing) 
  • Independent online self study
  • Sector related work placement
  • Online courses

Don’t worry if this is a new way of learning for you – our tutors will explain how online learning works and support you to do this. 

Joining Our Courses

To join a course, you need to fill out a short form and assessment. We will ring you to talk about which class would be best for you to join.

If you have difficulties completing the online form or have any questions, phone 0161 219 6733.

You may be new to working with children or you may already have experience of working in this sector and want to further develop your skills.  Whatever your situation, our tutors will help you to develop the knowledge and skills you need, as well as support you on your journey. 

Alongside your course, we can:

  • Help you to find placement opportunities
  • Provide support and advice on the employment opportunities available to you
  • Help you to apply for jobs
  • Support you to improve your maths, English and digital skills
  • Provide opportunities to add to your professional development with our online courses

To join a course, first fill out this short form and assessment. Then one of our tutors will ring you to talk about which class would be best for you to join. If you have difficulties completing the online form, text 07307810306 with your name and someone will call you back. 

* The course duration is highlighted below, this will involve a combination of classroom delivery, independent online self study and sector related work placement

Don’t worry if this is a new way of learning for you – we will support you to get online and become familiar with this way of working.

Course NameDescriptionDuration
Making Career Choices in Care and EducationNot sure exactly what area you want to work in? Find out more about working in the care and education sectors.15 Hours
Preparing to Work in Schools (Level 1 Award)Develop the knowledge and skills needed to support children and young people in their schools.10 Weeks
Caring for Children
(Level 1 Award)
(Level 1 Certificate)
designed to stimulate interest and encourage adults’ understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to care for young children. It is aimed at a range of adults, those who are thinking of working in childcare. 12 Weeks
17 Weeks
Support Work in Schools and Colleges
(Level 2 Award)
Develop the skills and knowledge to work or volunteer in a school or college setting.15 Weeks
Supporting Teaching and Learning
(Level 2 Certificate)
Learn about children and young peoples’s development. Develop the skills and knowledge to support those with disabilities or special educational needs in a college, primary/secondary or special school.36 Weeks
*18 class delivery

Online, Flexible Professional Development Opportunities

Whether you are starting out or established in your career within Early Years and Education, we offer a range of flexible, online professional development opportunities.  These courses can be completed with the flexibility of learning whilst working and can be achieved sooner, depending on the pace of the learner.

Register your interest in the joining our courses section.

CourseDescriptionDuration*
Mental Health Awareness
(Level 1 Award)
(Level 2 Certificate)
Raise your awareness of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill health.
5 Weeks
18 weeks
Behaviour that Challenges
(Level 2 Certificate)
Build your understanding of behaviour that challenges and its effects, as well as how to support positive behaviour.
12 Weeks
Safeguarding and Prevent
(Level 1 Award)
(Level 2 Certificate)
Increase your knowledge and awareness of the Prevent Duty and safeguarding, including online safety.
Level 2 develops deeper knowledge where they have a duty of care.

5 Weeks
12 Weeks
Supporting People with Learning Disabilities
(Level 2 Award)
Develop the understanding and skills you need to support people with learning disabilities.
12 Weeks
Mentoring Skills
(Level 2 Award)
Gain a deeper understanding of the role of a mentor and develop the skills you need to become an effective mentor.
12 Weeks
Principles of the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare Settings
(Level 2 Certificate)
Designed for those that work in, or would like to work in, the health care sector.
It will provide knowledge that may be applied to a wide range of job roles within health and social care settings.


12 Weeks