Services for Young Children

Plan your childcare training

Consider the following points when identifying your qualification/training needs

  • What qualification/ training do you need to be able to do your job effectively?

  • What is your preferred way/time of learning? Can you attend a  course on a Saturday or in the evening?

How to apply for a qualification course

  • Contact the training provider of your choice for further information and advice and check that the course times and details are suitable for you.

    • Use our College Courses guide to find college contact details - click on the college name and you will be taken to their website.

  • Discuss and approve your request with your setting manager/supervisor.

  • Check that your setting is a member of the SfYC Subscription Scheme. If they are not then you can still apply for a bursary at a reduced amount.

  • Apply to the training provider for a place on the course.

  • Complete the online Bursary Application Form OR print a blank bursary application form to fill out and send the completed form to SfYC.

If your bursary is approved confirmation will be emailed to the college/university/training provider and you will receive a copy of this email.  

How to apply for a SfYC Quality Improvement Training course

  • Discuss your training needs with your line manager if necessary and get their approval for the courses you wish to attend.

  • Book course(s) through the learning zone. If your setting does not have a 2014/15 training subscription, a fee of £100 per person per course is applicable at the time of booking.

Details of how to book can be found here.

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