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Childcare and early years

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As the leading awarding organisation in Childcare and early years, we provide years of industry-leading expertise.  

These qualifications are perfectly suited for employers who want to upskill their employees and encourage individual progression, and who realise the mutual benefits that come from offering quality CPD.  

This provision is also suitable for employees who are keen to advance within their current career or explore available opportunities within the sector.  

Our childcare and early years qualifications are eligible for a variety of funding streams, such as the Adult Education Budget (AEB) and Lifetime Skills Guarantee. They’ve been designed to address regional skills plans, fill key skills gaps and facilitate training at any point in an individual’s life, helping to make education accessible for all and remove barriers for adults looking to progress in education, employment and life.  

Learning for work


We design many of our employability qualifications to align with government initiatives, so that individuals get the best outcomes from their time on programme.

Discover the various funding streams our portfolio falls under in our supporting funding document.

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