If you are a childminding professional, childcare practitioner or someone looking to advance your employability in the early years sector, we offer a range of childcare qualifications to help you.
The Alliance has an excellent track record as an early years training provider — Ofsted inspectors observed that Alliance learners improve their employment prospects, develop strong vocational skills and gain confidence with dedicated support from our tutors.
And 93% of our early years learners said they would recommend our training to their friends and family.
Alliance member learners also receive regular discounts on courses.
This qualification is designed to stimulate and encourage learners' understanding of the skills required to care for children. They support the learner in preparing for the "next steps" either in training or moving towards the world of work.
This qualification prepares learners to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to seven years. It is ideal for practitioners just starting out in their career. There are a range of mandatory and optional units within this qualification under the following themes.
Theme 1: Introducing the Role of the Early Years Practitioner
Theme 2: Legislation, Framework and Professional Practice
Theme 3: Play, Development and Learning for School
Theme 4: Professional Development
This qualification has been developed for people wanting to become Early Years Educators. This will enable them to work with and care for children from birth to 5 years and gain knowledge of children aged 5 to 7 years. Alliance members can now enjoy a discount of £150.
This qualification prepares learners to set up a home based childcare setting. It is also suitable for learners who wish to be employed in home based childcare settings as childminding assistants or other home child carers (e.g. nannies, au pairs).
The Alliance offers Level 2 (Intermediate) and Level 3 (Advanced) Apprenticeship programmes to Levy paying employers.
Apprenticeship training programmes are delivered within the workplace through a blend of online learning and face to face assessment visits. Functional Skills in Mathematics and/or English will form part of the training programme unless the learner already holds them at the required level.
Employers will be expected to ensure their Apprentice completes a minimum of 20% off job training within their normal working week to ensure the required content of their individual learning programmes are achieved.
Assistance with recruitment can be provided if required.
For more information on Alliance Apprenticeship programmes please contact our training team via the webform below.
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