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Training Directory 2016 - 2017

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Training Directory 2016 - 2017

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 ongoing 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 - 7 November 2016 - 9.30 - 12.30 - Borough Hall, Bedford, £35

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) - 20 January & 6 February 2017

Care, Learning and Development for 2 Year Olds

Dyslexia Awareness - 23 February 2017 - 9.30 - 12.30 - Raleigh Centre, Ampthill Road, Bedford, £35

Early Years Foundation Stage Training - 18 January cancelled, new date 6 March 2017

FCERS Training - **New Course for Childminders**

Food Hygiene Training

ITERS-R Training

Managing Medicines Awareness

Managing Staff Performance through Appraisal and Supervision - New date - 16 January 2017

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

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

Safeguarding Children - Basic Awareness - 5 December cancelled, new date now 30 January 2017

Safeguarding Children - Refresher - **Now a half day's training** - 26 November cancelled, new date Saturday 4 February 2017

Safeguarding Intermediate and the Impact of Domestic Abuse

Safer Recruitment - 2 March cancelled, 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 - 8 November cancelled - now 6 December 2016; 3 May 2017 cancelled

**New date added** - 21 March 2017

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


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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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