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Think Ahead to your Autumn Training Needs!
Level 3 Qualification for the Early Years EducatorPATA is delivering the new Early Years Educator (EYE) qualifications offered by City & Guilds, Cache and Pearson/Edexcel; the only L3 qualifications for early years that will be classed as full and relevant for learners enrolling from September 2014. PATA is able to deliver our new course (through City & Guilds) with confidence, and we are best placed to meet any concerns and questions learners and employers may have. Recruiting now, for further information and full course details click here.
National Qualifications (QCF) & Apprenticeships available with PATA:
Why choose PATA for these exciting opportunities? See here.
FUNDING is complex and will depend on age, prior qualifications and employment status. Opportunities are available for the unemployed working as volunteers in some situations.
24+ ADVANCED LEARNING LOANS are now available with all L3 qualifications delivered by PATA for applicants aged 24+ at the start of their learning programme. Loans are not available for the L5 Diploma in Leadership for the CYP. For information and how to apply see here
APPRENTICESHIPS available in early years and for teaching assistants in schools. 16-18 year olds are fully funded. See here
Artemis, Children's Workforce Induction Programme
This programme has been developed by, and for, members of the children's workforce. It is a high quality e-learning package based on the seven induction standards developed by the Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC). More details here. PATA is the endorsed provider for Gloucestershire.
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