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Local colleges offering courses in childcare

Before applying to study a for a Level 3 qualification please check that it is a a full and relevant Level 3 qualification otherwise it may not meet Ofsted requirements.  Post 2014, the qualification will have Early Years Educator in the title, for example:

  • CACHE Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator) (VRQ).
  • CACHE Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF).
  • City & Guilds Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator) (QCF).
  • Skillsfirst Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (Early Years Educator).
  • Pearson UK BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Educator).

To check whether a qualification is full and relevant, use the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications ; or the DfE-approved qualifications list, pre- and post-2014.

Itchen College
Middle Road
023 8043 5636
Courses in Care at Itchen College

City College Southampton
St Mary Street
023 8048 4848
Courses in Early Years (Childcare) at City College Southampton

Eastleigh College
Chestnut Avenue
SO50 5FS
023 8091 1000
Childcare courses at Eastleigh College

FNTC Training and Consultancy
Units 1-5 Mews Business Park
Forest Mews
SO40 3GN
023 8086 6664
Childcare Training with FNTC

National Extension College
01223 400200
Childcare and Early Years courses offered by National Extension College

Hampshire Academy Training
023 8040 7436
Early Years Educator course at Hampshire Academy Training

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