Getting qualified

Learn as you work!

Childcare training is essential in every setting. It’s a great way to develop your career and ensures the children get the most out of their time in your care.

The great news is you can learn while you work so, in most instances, you’ll be paid while you do your childcare course!


 

16-18 childcare apprenticeships

Our courses: 

Level 2

Newly employed in a childcare setting, starting a career in Early Years

If you’re employed in a childcare setting and have recently started a career in the Early Years, the Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce is probably for you!

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Level 3

Employed in a childcare setting with Early Years experience

If you are employed in a childcare setting and have experience within an Early Years environment, this qualification will be ideal. Having Level 2 will be an advantage too!

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Level 5

For managers and deputies of childcare settings ready to progress

A Diploma in Leadership for Health & Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services

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A step further: 

Assessor Award

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Assessor Award - Childcare assessor training

This course is for those who want to assess occupational competence in the work environment, helping you to assess vocational skills, knowledge and understanding.

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CYPOP5

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CYPOP5 The childminding qualification

It covers everything from setting up your home and making it safe, to nurturing children and your relationships with parents.

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Funding your childcare course

The cost of training shouldn’t prevent you from taking the next step. The good news is that learning loans and training grants are there to support learners. Parenta has experience in working with local authorities and government agencies to see how much funding is available to you.

The amount of financial support you’re entitled to varies, depending on your age, previous qualifications, location and if you’re employed within a childcare setting.

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See what our happy learners had to say!

“Thanks to your lovely staff, it’s been a very positive experience for me and I will recommend Parenta to any of my colleagues wishing to progress to Level 3, as I have.”

Leigh Kiziltas | Learner

“I think that Clare has gone out of her way to help and I can’t thank her enough. I think that the professional discussion with her has help me learn so much.”

Jay Khan | Learner

“Thank you to Alyson for all the work she put in for me and all the support she has given me as a learner and I feel she has helped me understand my role in greater depths.”

Danielle Ashby | Learner

…and there’s more where they came from, read them here!

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