Early Years and Education

Early Years & Education

Early Years & Education

Join a course

To join a course you will need to complete a short enquiry form and assessment. 

Here is the link to the enquiry and assessment form.

Within two weeks of receiving your form, a tutor will ring you to discuss the application.

If you have difficulties or any questions, please contact us from 9am to 5pm by calling 0161 219 6733

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. Whether you are new or already have experience of working in this sector and want to further develop your skills.  We have a wide range of pathways: 

  • Early Years (children aged 0-7 years)
  • Education (schools, colleges, specialist roles)
  • Specialisms eg. Behaviour, SEND
  • Health and Well-being
  • Professional development
  • Short courses

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

We have a wide range of delivery models.  You will need to check the course information for further details. Some of these will include:

  • Classroom delivery following social distancing guidelines
  • Online lesson delivery
  • Independent online courses 
  • Sector related work placement

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. 

Our courses

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 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. 18 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
Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities OnlineDevelop knowledge and understanding required to work with individuals with learning disabilities or difficulties. Principles of safeguarding are included together with positive risk taking and awareness of the autistic spectrum.16 weeks
Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values OnlineIncrease your knowledge and awareness of the safeguarding, Prevent and British Values12 weeks
Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years PractitionerGain the understanding and skills that a level 2 early years practitioner needs to demonstrate to be considered qualified to support young children from birth to 5 years old. You must be in paid or voluntary work to undertake this qualification to enable assessment to take place.36 weeks
Level 3 Supporting teaching and learning in schoolDevelop skills, knowledge and understanding to enable you to work in the following roles; teaching assistant, classroom assistant, learning support assistant, additional needs assistant, pastoral/welfare support assistant, bilingual support assistant or foundation stage assistant. You must be in paid or voluntary work to undertake this qualification to enable assessment to take place.36 weeks