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Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This level 3 qualification provides an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills required to work directly with children and young people in primary, secondary or specialist schools. The course covers all aspects of specialist support including planning, delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher, special needs support, bilingual support, personal development and reflective practice.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare (QCF)

The qualification you'll earn from this course is essential for anyone wishing to work as a registered home based childcarer. Covering topics such as health and safety, children's learning and development, day to day care routines and play, and the legislation and regulation relating to home based childcare, you'll learn everything you need to prepare you to set up a home based childcare business of your own, or to work in a home based childcare setting, for example as a childminding assistant, a nanny or an au pair.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
CMI Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

You can choose to gain the Award, Certificate or Diploma in Management and Leadership. If you have some managerial experience and hope to develop as a manager, the Chartered Management Institute Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership will give you the knowledge and understanding necessary to carry out that role.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Level 3 Award in Induction to Playwork

If you are interested in working in after-school clubs and holiday play schemes, this home study course leading to a Level 3 CACHE qualification is for you. Understand playwork principles Understand children and young people's self-directed play Understand how to safeguard the wellbeing of children and young people This course is delivered online and assessment will consist of a portfolio of evidence in different formats such as learning plans, written tasks and discussion.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
CMI Level 3 Award in First Line Management
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

You can choose to gain the Award, Certificate or Diploma in First Line Management. The Award is an ideal qualification as a foundation for formal development in your role.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
CMI Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

Intended for completion by middle managers and anyone wishing to manage at a senior level, this industry-standard qualification from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to progress your career. Our home study course will improve your skills in areas such as resource management, recruitment and information management and is sure to prove invaluable for anyone serious about a senior management role.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Computerised Book-keeping

An ideal home-study course if you want to learn new skills to help you in your work, or to keep the books of your own business, this course introduces the fundamental concepts of double entry book-keeping and builds on them to incorporate the model of computerised book-keeping using Sage Instant Accounts. Qualification: This course will help to prepare you for the latest book-keeping qualifications.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This qualification is designed to cover everything you need to become an Early Years Educator. You will learn how to provide a safe, nurturing and supportive environment for children aged between 0-5 during this important stage of their development.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

You can choose to gain the Award, Certificate or Diploma in Management and Leadership. If you have some managerial experience and hope to develop as a manager, the Chartered Management Institute Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership will give you the knowledge and understanding necessary to carry out that role.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Level 3 Certificate in Playwork
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This home study course in playwork is mainly knowledge-based, with a limited amount of practical application in a work setting required. It covers all the areas you need to learn about to be competent and confident working in a playwork setting, including health and safety, relationships in the play environment and young people’s self-directed play.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This level 3 qualification will provide an understanding of the knowledge needed when working directly with children or young people in primary, secondary or specialist schools. The course will involve learning about children and young people’s development, safeguarding their welfare, supporting and observing pupils in the classroom, and communicating with pupils, parents and teachers.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Essential Bookkeeping

Essential Book-keeping is the starting point to help you develop a good level of basic book-keeping skills. The course leads to a choice of nationally recognised qualifications and introduces all the central principles of book-keeping, whether it’s to help with running your business, to develop new skills for your job, or just to help you stay on top of your finances.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Level 3 Award in Transition to Playwork
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

If you currently work in an early years setting and are interested in branching out and moving into working in a play environment with older children, this qualification will give you the credentials you need to take the next step. This home study course will introduce you to the key theories and principles of playwork, such as risk management and the importance of supporting the different needs and rights of children through a diverse setting.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This course provides an introduction to the information and knowledge needed to work in a school environment, which can apply to the many varied roles that full and part-time support staff may fulfill, including: administrative roles, site support roles, technical roles and volunteers, as well as those roles that work directly with children and young people. The course is suitable for those working in or aspiring to work in primary or secondary school environments.

  • Study level: Beginner
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
CMI Level 3 Diploma in First Line Management
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

You can choose to gain the Award, Certificate or Diploma in First Line Management. The Award is an ideal qualification as a foundation for formal development in your role.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
CMI Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

You can choose to gain the Award, Certificate or Diploma in Management and Leadership. If you have some managerial experience and hope to develop as a manager, the Chartered Management Institute Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership will give you the knowledge and understanding necessary to carry out that role.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Level 3 Diploma in Playwork
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

If you want to be able to work unsupervised in a playwork setting, the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Playwork is a must-have. You’ll work through a series of units that bring you up to speed on what you need to know to work independently in roles such as playwork development officer, hospital playworker or adventure centre supervisor.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This qualification from CACHE is designed to prepare you for working with children in a range of job roles, for example as a nursery or pre-school assistant. It is suitable for anyone wanting to work with young children, even if you have little or no previous experience of childcare.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Level 3 Award in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This level 3 qualification provides an introduction to the information and knowledge needed to work in a school environment in roles that work directly with children and young people. Ideal for those working in or aspiring to work in primary or secondary schools, the course is suitable for those not yet employed in a school, as well as providing initial training and induction for those new in post.

  • Study level: Advanced
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools
Audience aimed at: Corporate training only

This course will enable you to develop the knowledge and skills needed when supporting teaching and learning in the school environment and is suitable for anyone working in a role that supports pupils’ learning, including teaching assistants, learning support assistants and special needs assistants. The course is made up of mandatory and optional units which are based on knowledge and skills, including optional units that allow you to achieve above the level of qualification.

  • Study level: Intermediate
  • Duration of training: Variable - to suit the learner
  • Study mode: Distance without attendance
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