Early Help Standards

Early intervention can improve the quality of a child's home and family life, enabling them to perform better at school and support their mental health. Early help services can be delivered to parents, children or whole families, but the main focus is to improve outcomes for children

NCFE/CACHE Endorsed Pathway for Children and Families Workforce Early Help and Support

4 months

Free to those working with children/families in Central Bedfordshire;

No dates are currently planned for this qualification - please contact The Academy to express your interest


The Early Help standards have been designed to develop the workforce which is often working in a way that supports the early needs and interventions of children, young people and families. Intervening early is less costly and often achieves better outcomes.

It is useful as an induction tool for new staff and could be used to confirm the knowledge level of existing workers. It's particularly relevant to child/family workers, early intervention workers, pastoral roles in schools such as learning mentor or access and inclusion workers. It's a great platform on which to build more formal qualifications.

Confirmation of the core competencies for the early help workforce, the learning will be helpful in evidencing the skill set for a particular job role within early help and support.


On completion of this course, learners will receive a certificate of achievement through ELP.*

This certificate of achievement must not be confused with nationally regulated qualifications.

*The Endorsed Learning Programme (ELP) is designed to give formal recognition to an organisation’s bespoke courses that fall outside ‘regulated provision’, such as that on a national framework. The course has been accredited by CACHE who is recognised by the qualification regulators for England, Northern Ireland and Wales. CACHE’s regulators are the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in England and NI, and the Welsh Government in Wales. This course is not accredited by Ofqual but has been accredited by CACHE under the ELP.

What can I do next/once qualified?

Following completion, the worker will be able to access information, advice and guidance to support them to consider other relevant qualifications in support of the Early Help agenda, such as; Working with Parents with Difficult and Complex needs, Advice and Guidance and a range of youth work qualifications

Course Delivery & Assessment

Learners will need to attend the taught sessions, please see latest dates by downloading the PDF or by contacting us.

Learners will then be supported to study independently to achieve the required knowledge through e -learning and research.


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