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Training Directory 2016 - 2017

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Training Directory 2016 - 2017

Training Directory 2017 - 2018 due for launch after Summer half term

We are committed to raising standards in the early year's education, childcare and playwork sectors. 

In doing so it recognises the importance of practitioners' initial and on-going professional development.

The Training Directory is an important element in supporting the development of a well qualified workforce and in securing high quality provision.  It contains a broad cross-section of courses to support qualifications and continuous professional development.  We hope producing a yearly training programme will aid you in planning an annual learning and development programme for you and your staff.



Please click on the title of each course for more information and course dates.  To apply, please use the online booking system above.


Course Title

Autism Awareness 

Behaviour Management (Early Years) - next course is on 10 May 2017

CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Children & Young People's Speech, Language and Communication (QCF) - 15/29 June 2017

Care, Learning and Development for 2 Year Olds - new EVENING course on 10 July 2017 - 18.30 - 21.30 at Borough Hall

Dyslexia Awareness 

Early Years Foundation Stage Training 

Emergency Paediatric First Aid

FCERS Training - **New Course for Childminders**

Food Hygiene Training  **new date**  Wed 12 July 2017 - 6.30 to 8.30 pm at Borough Hall

ITERS-R Training

Managing Medicines Awareness - 19 June 2017

Managing Staff Performance through Appraisal and Supervision 

Paediatric First Aid - all dates now full - apply for a waiting list place only.


Emergency Paediatric First Aid (6 hours) - 10 July 2017 at the Raleigh Centre, Ampthill Road - £55

see new Early Years Foundation Stage Framework for details of new criteria at www.Gov.uk/eyfs

PANCo Training - **New date added** - 9 June 2017 - QPNC

Safeguarding Children - Basic Awareness 

Safeguarding Children - Introduction - **Now a half day's training** - 7 June 2017 9.30 am to 12.30 pm at Queens Park Neighbourhood Centre

Safeguarding Intermediate and the Impact of Domestic Abuse - 14 June 2017 - 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Safer Recruitment - new date 25 May 2017

SEND Training - November date now full!

Please bring along this current Code of Practice

Sign 4 Feelings and Behaviour - **New Course**  limited places available

Sign 4 Big Feelings and Behaviour - **New Course**

Take 2 for Play - **New Course** - now cancelled due to low interest

The Effects of Poverty and Disadvantage on Children and Young People -

Therapeutic Play - An Introduction to Play Therapy and its 'tools'


Stop Press

DfE Paediatric First Aid Consultation Outcome

The government has decided to proceed to include, from 1 September 2016, a requirement in the EYFS for newly qualified early years staff (with full and relevant level 2 or level 3 childcare qualification) to also hold a current Paediatric First Aid (PFA) or emergency PFA certificate in order to be included in the required ratios in an early years setting. Childcare providers will be allowed a three month ‘grace’ period to complete PFA training after starting work with a new employer.


Safeguarding Training for Designated Lead Officers

Designated Lead Safeguarding Officers can now access the LSCB 'Working Together - Modules 1 & 2' training for free, via this link - http://www.centralbedscpd.co.uk/safeguarding/cpd/default.asp?sid  or contact 0300 300 6676.


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For Level 1 courses, please visit our Careers in Childcare page.

For Level 2, 3, 4 & 5 qualifications, please visit our BTAC page.


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