Before you decide to apply, contact one of our advisors to find out which course is right for you.

Most of our courses are delivered in the work place, in which you will need to be an employee or a volunteer.

Introductory Courses

Early Years

Our range of early years qualifications is perfect if you are wishing to work with children aged 0-5.


Look here if you’re thinking of becoming a childminder, child-minding assistant, nanny, au pair or home child carer.

Children & Young People's Workforce

Look here if you are working with children aged birth to 19, perhaps in a children’s centre or as a support worker/learning mentor.

Supporting Teaching and Learning

Look here if you are working as a Teaching Assistant supporting children in Key Stage 1 and older.

Work with Parents

Highly recommend qualification to have if you're working with families.

Residential Childcare

These qualifications will teach you everything you need to know when it comes to working in a residential children's or young person's care home.

Youth Work

Contact us to register your interest in Youth Work

Play Work

Look here if you’re working in a play based settings, perhaps an afterschool or holiday club.

Leadership & Management

Perfect if you're looking to consolidate or develop your leadership and management skills, there’s also a pathway to suit senior practitioners.

Health and Social Care

Develop your knowledge in health and social care, whether it be for adults or for children and young people.

Advice & Guidance

Look here if you’re working directly with clients offering information, advice or guidance and want reinforce skills or fill any knowledge gaps.

Learning and Development

Look here if you are already delivering training or hope to progress in to this area of work. Those wishing to assess vocational qualifications should also look here.

Business Administration

Look here if you are working in an admin role and wish to gain a qualification in this area.

Forest Schools

There’s no better way to inspire children to learn. We have introductory and Forest School Leader qualifications to help transform your practice.

Early Help Standards

The perfect pathway to ensure your practice meets Local Authority expectations in the care and support you provide.

Children's Social Work

Look here to discover how you can benefit from The Academy's expertise and training for Children's Social Workers.