Training Services

North Edinburgh Childcare Training Services is quickly becoming recognised as an innovative provider of a range of high quality training in Childcare.  Provision includes the delivery of Scottish Vocational Qualifications at level 2 and level 3 in Children and Young People Award, as well as a range of internally certificated short courses in various childcare related topics.

Services are mainly delivered from our training suite based within North Edinburgh Childcare. The suite comfortably accommodates 30+ people, is completely accessible to people using wheelchairs and has ample car parking facilities.

We have the full range of training equipment including an excellent library resource and self-study area with access to IT equipment and relevant software.

How can we help employers?

For information on all our services for employers please follow this link.

CURRENT TRAINING

Short Course Training Programme May 2017 - June 2018

If you are interested in undertaking any of the courses below please contact Audrey O'Neill, Senior Training Administrator on 0131 311 6931 or email audrey.oneill@northedinburghchildcare.co.uk or liam.moffat@northedinburghchildcare.co.uk

Training Courses currently on offer:

Training Courses for Childcare Workers & Managers

Training Course                   Dates                  Time

 

Emergency First Aid at Work:            Friday                         8.45am-

Adults and Children                          18th August 2017        4.45pm

 

Emergency First Aid at Work:            Wednesday                 8.45am-

Adults and Children                          4th October 2017        4.45pm

 

Emergency First Aid at Work:            Thursday                    8.45am-

Adults and Children                          16th November 2017   4.45pm

 

Child Protection: Support/                Wednesday                  9am-

Practitioners Responsibilities             22nd November 2017   12pm

 

Child Protection: Managers               Friday                         9am-

Responsibilities                               1st December 2017      4pm

 

Emergency First Aid at Work:           Monday                       8.45am

Adults and Children                         22nd January 2018       4.45pm

 

An Introduction to Getting it            Monday                        9.30am

Right for Every Child                       29th January 2018        12.30pm

 

Emergency First Aid at Work:           Friday                          8.45am

Adults and Children                         23rd March 2018           4.45pm

 

Let's Explore Pre Birth                     Thursday                      9.30am

to Three                                         29th March 2018           4.30pm

 

Emergency First Aid at Work:          Wednesday                    8.45am

Adults and Children                        16th May 2018               4.45pm

 

Child Protection: Support/               Friday                           9am

Practitioners Responsibilities           18th May 2018               12pm

 

Emergency First Aid at Work:          Thursday                       8.45am

Adults and Children                        28th June 2018              4.45pm


Training Courses for People Interested in Pursuing a Career in Childcare

‘Mini Childcare Taster Courses’

Dates TBC

Course Description

 

This course is suitable for people who are interested in and able to pursue a career in childcare.

2 x 3 hour sessions covering: -

The childcare workers role and responsibilities

An introduction into how children develop through play and the promotion of physical well being of children

Implementing creative activities for children

This course will be delivered from the Training suite within North Edinburgh Childcare at 18b Ferry Road Avenue, Edinburgh, EH4 4BL.



For further information please contact Audrey
O’Neill on 0131 311 6931 or e-mail audrey.oneill@northedinburghchildcare.co.uk

Or Visit our website on www.northedinburghchildcare.co.uk

Training Course              Dates              Time

For further information about the courses on offer and dates please follow this link

All courses are to be delivered from the Training Suite within North Edinburgh Childcare at 18b Ferry Road Avenue, Edinburgh, EH4 4BL.

INTERESTED?

Please contact liam.moffat@northedinburghchildcare.co.uk for a booking form.

ALTERNATIVELY

If you have more than 8 members of staff who you feel would benefit from undertaking one of our ‘Training Courses for Childcare Workers / Managers’ together as a staff team, we would be happy to deliver the training exclusively to your organisation. Please contact Gill Dudgeon on 0131 311 6934 or email gill.dudgeon@northedinburghchildcare.co.uk with any requests for this type of training. You may also be able to access a contribution towards the cost via Flexible Training Opportunities Funding from Skills Development Scotland (further information can be found on their website at www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/flexible-training).

The Edinburgh Childcare Academy Project

CHILDCARE ACADEMY

NEW START DATE!!! TUESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2017

ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN THIS COURSE SHOULD CONTACT BARBARA ON THE NUMBER BELOW

To date we have successfully trained and moved over 270 unemployed people into employment within the Childcare field, to be part of this exciting opportunity contact us now.

If you are interested in joining our next Childcare Academy course we would like to hear from you.  To qualify you need to be enthusiastic about working with children, unemployed, aged 16+ and able to obtain a satisfactory PVG Scheme Record, Medical Questionnaire and two good references.

The Childcare Academy Programme will equip students with the necessary knowledge, awareness and skills to render them 'ready for employment' within a childcare environment. The programme will introduce students to the basic skills required within the work place, the values that underpin childcare practice and the childcare workers role.

 

Students will enter work placements in a range of childcare settings throughout Edinburgh and the surrounding areas (if required) and will undertake 2 accredited units from thr SVQ Level 2 Children and Young People Award with a range of support provided. Students will be required to attend underpinning knowledge training and job search activities at the Childcare Academy.

To obtain an application pack for the Childcare Academy please visit our documents page or for further information please contact Barbara Webster on 0131 311 6926 or e-mail barbara.webster@northedinburghchildcare.co.uk or Audrey O'Neill on 0131 311 6931 or e-mail
audrey.oneill@northedinburghchildcare.co.uk.

If you are an employer in any kind of childcare setting who would like to offer a placement to a Childcare Academy student then we would like to hear from you.  The placement can be full or part time and need only be for 4 days a week.  The students, who vary in age, will need a mentor to help them settle into their setting and we will support mentors to do this through our mentor training and ongoing contact.  To find out more please contact Fiona Williamson on 0131 311 6928 or e-mail fiona.williamson@northedinburghchildcare.co.uk

SVQ Children and Young People Award Level 3

North Edinbugh Childcare Training Services have been delivering childcare qualifications on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council through Workforce Development Funding for many years now to support childcare staff to attain the qualifications required to meet the registration requirements of the SSSC. For the foreseeable future available Workforce Development Funding has been prioritised to meet the registration needs of Childcare Managers only. This means therefore that funding to support childcare staff requiring to undertake qualifications to meet the registration requirement of the SSSC at Practitioner level is now extremely limited.

 

In response to this situation, North Edinburgh Childcare Training Services are now offering the opportunity for childcare staff to self fund their way through the SVQ Level 3 Children and Young People Award.

The SVQ Level 3 Children and Young People Award is the qualification required to enable childcare workers to register with the Scottish Social Services Council at Practitioner level. The qualification incorporates the delivery of 4 mandatory SVQ units and 4 optional SVQ units chosen to suit the candidate’s job role.

 

The duration of the course is approximately 12 months and successful applicants are able to start on the SVQ programme at anytime. Candidates will receive:

Entry requirements

Candidates must:

Cost

The cost of the course is £1,750. If eligible, candidates can apply for a Part Time Fee Grant of up to £867 dependent on until choice and job role, and can choose to spread the outstanding balance of the total cost of their course across a 12 month period. Part Time Fee Grant applications can be downloaded from the SAAS website at www.saas.gov.uk. We would also encourage candidates to discuss the costs with their employer in that they may be able to contribute.

How to apply and the selection process

Applicants should contact Fiona Williamson on 0131-311-6928 to request an application pack and return by email to fiona.williamson@northedinburghchildcare.co.uk by post to Fiona Williamson, North Edinburgh Childcare, 18b Ferry Road Avenue, EH4 4BL (ensuring that sufficient postage is paid to ensure its delivery). The application pack contains a Training Needs Analysis which must also be completed enabling us to assess applicants’ current level of knowledge and experience. Applicants who meet the entry requirements and successfully progress through the application stage will then be invited for interview. or

Who to contact for more information

If you would like more information on our SVQ Level 3 programme please contact our Team Leader of Accredited Training Fiona Williamson on 0131- 311- 6928 or email fiona.williamson@northedinburghchildcare.co.uk

SVQ Children and Young People Award Level 2

The SVQ Level 2 Children and Young People Award is the qualification required to enable childcare workers to register with the Scottish Social Services Council at Support Worker level. The qualification incorporates the delivery of 4 mandatory SVQ units and 2 optional SVQ unit chosen to suit the candidate's job role.

The duration of the course is approximately 10 - 12 months and successful applicants are able to start on the SVQ programme at anytime. Candidates will receive:

Entry Requirements

Candidates must:

Cost

The cost of the course is £1,350. Candidates may be able to get help towards the cost of this course if they open an Individual Learning Account with Skills Development Scotland. Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs) are for people who are 16 or over and living in Scotland and are for individuals who will benefit most form this support. You can apply for an ILA if you do not have a drgree or above, are not undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, training through the Employability Fund or Modern Apprenticeship, or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme. You must also have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the costs of learning or training. Visit www.myworldofwork.uk or call 0808 100 1090 today to request your application pack.

Candidates are able to spread the cost of their course across a period of up to 16 months and we would encourage applicants to duscuss costs with their employer in that they may be able to contribute towards the cost of training.

How to apply and the selection process

Applicants should contact Fiona Williamson on 0131 311 6928 to request an application pack and return by email to fiona.williamson@northedinburghchildcare.co.uk or by post to Fiona Williamson, North Edinburgh Childcare, 18b Ferry Road Avenue, Edinburgh, EH4 4BL (ensuring that sufficient postage is paid to ensure its delivery). The application pack contains a Training Needs Analysis which must also be completed enabling us to assess applicants' current level of knowledge and experience. Applicants who meet the entry requirements and successfully progress through the application stage will then be invited for interview.

Who to contact for more information

If you would like more information on our SVQ Level 2 programme please contact our Team Leader of Accredited Training, Fiona Williamson on 0131 311 6928 or email fiona.williamson@northedinburghchildcare.co.uk

 

 

Course costs are set at £100.00 for the two sessions. Individuals may be able to get help towards the cost of our courses if they open an Individual Learning Account (ILA) with Skills Development Scotland. Individual Learning Accounts (ILAs) are for people who are 16 or over and living in Scotland and are for individuals who will benefit most from this support. You can apply for an ILA if you do not have a degree or above, are not undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, training through the Employability Fund or Modern Apprenticeship, or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme. You must also have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the costs of learning or training. Visit www.myworldofwork.co.uk or call 0800 917 8000 today to request your application pack.