CWDC to offer flexible training course for childminders and nannies

A flexible childcare training course is set to launch next month, allowing childminders and nannies to fit studying around work.

Developed by the Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC) in consultation with the National Childminding Association (NCMA), the course will allow for home-study, online study and class tutoring, or a combination of all three.

Ian Dalzell, NCMA’s interim director of membership and professional development, said: “NCMA has worked hard to ensure that this unit meets the needs of the home-based childcare workforce.

“The course comprises seven modules and a Skills for Life assessment which NCMA feels will help registered childminders and nannies gain all the relevant knowledge they need to provide a high-quality childcare service.”

It will also be offered as an optional unit of the new CWDC Level 3 diploma for the children and young people’s workforce. The diploma is set to start in colleges this September and will replace existing Level 3 qualifications in early years, social care and learning development support services.

The new courses are part of the CWDC’s work to rationalise and clarify qualifications under the new Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF).

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