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A career in childcare is not always easy.  To support you on your journey, we offer high-quality training to provide you with the knowledge and skills to perform at your best and advance your career.

Ofsted inspectors observed that Alliance learners improve their employment prospects, develop strong vocational skills and gain confidence with dedicated support from our tutors.

Free Level 2 Courses

For a limited time only we are currently offering free Level 2 courses across the country — and they are not limited to just members.

The CACHE Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care (QCF) prepares learners to work with children between birth and 5 years, with knowledge of children up to 7 years.

Candidates can be working or volunteering in settings.

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Training just for you

We provide online, distance learning, classroom and work-based fully-accredited training opportunities from introductory to advanced levels. Browse the options below to see which would suit you best.

Qualifications  Professional Development Network

EduCare online courses for members  smart pd bespoke training packages

Training offer

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Our advisors and tutors are here to help you choose the right training.

Email or call 01732 363070.


The Alliance has sub-contracting arrangements with other training providers to broaden and enrich its offer to members and the public. Subcontracting partners will have a strong record of success, and share the ethos and values of the organisation, in particular in their commitment to learners, and their personal and professional development, and to the Alliance’s learning communities.

This document aims to provide clear information about Subcontracting Fees and Charging Policy that will be used when the Pre-school Learning Alliance works with subcontractors that deliver funded training and qualifications on behalf of the Charity.

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