Welcome to PATA
Our reputation as an excellent source of support and information for children's groups is built on more than 20 years' experience and expertise.
Supporting and developing high quality childcare, education and play for children, families and professionals.
PATA benefits are available to all members in the voluntary, private and maintained sectors, including baby & toddler groups, pre-schools and playgroups, day nurseries, crèches, children´s centres, out of school clubs and holiday play schemes.
Spring 2014 Training Programme
Download the brochure here.
Free places: you may be eligible for a free place on some courses if you are in receipt of certain benefits or if you are qualified to less than level 2 - details here
National Qualifications (QCF) & Apprenticeships available with PATA:
Christmas present? New Year resolution? Something for you?
SIGN UP FOR THAT QUALIFICATION YOU'VE BEEN PROMISING YOURSELF - GET QUALIFIED & CELEBRATE BY CHRISTMAS 2014!
Enrolling now at PATA for the following qualifications:
- L2 & L3 Certificate & L3 Diploma for teaching assistants
- L2 Certificate & L3 Diploma for childcare assistants and leaders
- L5 Diploma in Leadership for managers or leaders of childcare settings
Applications and course reservations by Friday 13 December.
Course start dates mid January.
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to get your career on the road - call 01452 552286 or 01452 541244 to book your place on one of these enrolment days:
Mon 2 Dec: 9:30am 11:00am 1:00pm
Tues 3 Dec: 9:30am 11:00am 1:00pm
Tues 10 Dec: 9:30am 11:00am 1:00pm 6:00pm
Wed 11 Dec: 9:30am 11:00am 1:00pm 6:00pm
General enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
See Spring 2014 Training Programme 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.
NEW! Special Educational Needs Courses
Special Educational Needs Courses - a series of linked sessions that will take place throughout the year which can be accessed separately or as a series. Suitable for Early Years SENCOs and all those interested in supporting young children with special needs. For more details click here and booking form 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.