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A good place to be two

Being two isn’t easy; at times you feel big and strong and then you feel small and vulnerable. Working with two-year-olds isn’t easy either; they’re endearing and trustful, but they also start to push boundaries and test their limits. Learn how to set up the physical environment for two-year-olds and be supportive in this contradictory stage.

4.6/5 (11 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

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Price: £25 £18.75

A magical place to learn

Create a themed indoor environment that gives children the opportunity to explore - independently and with adult guidance. This course takes fairy tales as the starting point for a variety of exciting activities and experiences. Learn the tools and gain the confidence needed to create your own themed space and bring your ideas to life.

4.6/5 (7 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

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Price: £25 £18.75

Adolescent mental health awareness

Puberty is a major transition that affects the mental health and wellbeing of young people; exacerbating existing mental health conditions, causing new difficulties / conditions to emerge, and even building resilience for the future. Explore the effects of puberty, signs of mental ill health, and how best to talk to adolescents about their mental health.

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

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An enabling learning environment

Explore the areas of learning that should be found in an enabling early years environment. Consider how these areas promote learning and development, and the role of the practitioner. Learn how to create a ‘room to learn’ using a planned approach and how to adapt your plans and extend learning, according to individual needs and wishes.

4/5 (7 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

An introduction to child safeguarding

Safeguarding is an essential area of knowledge for those working with children and young people. Explore the principles of safeguarding and its importance in a childcare setting. Learn about types of abuse and neglect and possible signs and symptoms, policies and procedures for reporting concerns, whistleblowing, and relevant legislation, regulations, and guidance.

4.6/5 (114 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

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Price: £25 £18.75

An outdoor space to learn

This course takes an outdoor, natural material experience as its starting point for many exciting activities and experiences. Early years practitioners will be guided through the process of creating an outdoor space to learn, and given useful planning resources and tools. This course was written by Wellingtons for Langley Hall nursery in Berkshire.

4.8/5 (6 ratings)

Price: £24.99

Awareness of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are highly stressful, and potentially traumatic, events, or situations that occur during childhood and adolescence. Learn about different types of ACEs and how they can impact on health and wellbeing (both short and long-term), risk and protective factors for adversity, and how to help build resilience that lasts a lifetime. TEST EDIT.

4.8/5 (13 ratings)

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Awareness of substance misuse

A recent NHS report found that 24% of pupils in Years 7-11 had taken drugs. Awareness of substance misuse is, therefore, essential for anyone who works with young people. Learn about the most commonly misused substances, the reasons why young people take drugs, and the effects on health. Understand how schools can help prevent substance misuse.

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Babysitting

This CACHE endorsed short course introduces the essentials of babysitting. Explore the responsibilities of both parent and sitter and the importance of continuity of care, child safety, and how to set boundaries and expectations of behaviour. Learn about the stages of child development and some of the care activities a babysitter might be asked to do.

4.8/5 (13 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Building a team

This CACHE endorsed short course will explore the stages of team development. Consider team roles, with particular reference to Meredith Belbin's research. Explore the ways in which a leader can lead a team effectively, how they build the team, and how they learn to let go and delegate.

4.4/5 (5 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Bullying awareness and prevention

The emotional effects of bullying at school can last a lifetime, and be detrimental to academic performance and attendance. Understand the different types of bullying, signs to look out for, and how and when you should intervene. Learn about how schools can help to prevent bullying and talk to children and young people about cyberbullying.

4.4/5 (13 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

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Price: £25 £18.75

Caring for children with allergies

1 in 4 people in the UK will be affected by allergies at some point in their life and allergies are particularly common in children. Learn about common allergies, how the body reacts to allergens, and symptoms. Consider how to reduce the risk of direct contact and what to do if you suspect an allergic reaction.

5/5 (6 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Child and young person development (0-19 years)

Every child is an individual and will develop skills in their own way and time, but there are ‘developmental norms’ and ages when you would expect a child to develop certain skills. Consider stages of development from birth to 19 years, and influences on a child’s life that could affect them developing according to expected norms.

4.5/5 (21 ratings)

Price: £24.99

Child development: 0-5 years

Explore the broad ages and stages of early childhood development, including the science of brain development, the importance of attachment, and the different stages of play development. Learn about key theories of child development and national guidance (Development Matters), and how this informs practice and policy in the early years.

4.3/5 (53 ratings)

Price: £24.99

Child observations

Observations in the early years enables effective planning so every child can make progress. Explore the observation cycle and different types of observations. Learn about the components of an effective observation, rules relating to privacy and confidentiality, and how observations can be used to decide on, and plan for, the next developmental milestone.

4.8/5 (8 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Communication and the EYFS

Explore one of the prime areas of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS): Communication and language. Learn about how to support children’s development in line with statutory guidance, the importance of building confidence with language, and making sure children know that we are listening to, and valuing, what they are trying to communicate to us.

4.5/5 (16 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Explore the importance of continuous learning and development - for yourself and your team members. Consider preferred learning styles, the many forms that learning can take, and how to plan and evaluate professional development. Learn about the CPD cycle, Personal Development Plans (PDP) and how to identify strengths and areas of improvements.

4.5/5 (12 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Creating a home learning environment

Explore ideas for creating an enabling home learning environment, holistic activities for the home and garden, socialising home-schooled children, and planning your day. This course aims to reassure parents who are having to create a home learning environment for the first time; supporting them on the transition from conventional schooling to home-based learning.

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

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Cultural awareness

We are lucky to live in a culturally diverse country and many of us will work in a diverse setting. Consider how we can celebrate diversity, the meaning of cultural awareness, and why it is important in educational settings. Learn about inclusive practice and how to encourage it in our work with colleagues and children.

4.7/5 (9 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Developing children's numeracy skills

Helping children develop the skills necessary to support mathematical learning, problem-solving, and relating numeracy to everyday life is a crucial part of being an educator. Understand the importance of numeracy skills to future achievement and self-esteem. Learn techniques that demonstrate the relevance of numeracy to daily life, classroom strategies to develop numeracy skills, and tasks and activities you can use.

4.5/5 (14 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

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Developing learning resources

This course will help teachers and teaching assistants to create, find, and adapt learning resources for different learning styles and needs. Learn about copyright for education and sharing resources online. Explore digital technology in the classroom and creating sustainable resources. Know how to prepare for different learning needs, such as EAL and SEN.

4.9/5 (10 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Developing self-esteem in young children

This CACHE endorsed short course explores answers to the following questions: What is self-esteem, why is it so crucial to children’s development, and how can you contribute? Learn about the characteristics of a child with healthy self-esteem and compares this to children with low or poor self-esteem. Explore strategies and ideas for supporting the development of healthy self-esteem.

4.9/5 (8 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Difficult emotions and emotional regulation (SEND students)

Students with additional needs can often present with difficult and ‘big’ emotions. Understanding these difficult emotions and trying to find strategies and solutions is essential for your role. Learn about emotional regulation, how 'big' emotions can present, and some strategies you can use in the classroom.

4.2/5 (5 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Education Management and Leadership in Early Years

A comprehensive course for leaders and managers in the early years that covers x5 subjects: Understanding leadership and management, managing health and safety, appraisal skills, equality and diversity, and team leading.

5/5 (5 ratings)

Price: £120

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Effective staff supervision in the early years

This CACHE endorsed short course explores the concept of supervision and the important role it plays within a well-managed setting, particularly in terms of safeguarding. You will be introduced to good practice in implementing supervision processes at your setting. This short course has been written by international early years consultant and trainer, Laura Henry.

4.6/5 (18 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

EAL in the early years

This course covers early language acquisition, and how early years practitioners can support children learning English as an Additional Language (EAL). Explore the stages of learning for children with EAL, approaches and strategies for young learners, common challenges, and how to respect and encourage home language.

4.9/5 (9 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Environmentally friendly schools

Schools play a vital role in helping children and young people to become environmentally conscious adults, and one of the best ways to do this is leading by example. Learn about the carbon footprint of schools (including waste, travel, and energy), and ways to reduce the negative impact of your school on the environment.

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

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Equality, equity, diversity, and inclusion in education

It’s important children learn from the earliest age to value differences between people and be inclusive. Educators play a vital role in this process and have a legal duty to promote equality in learning environments. Learn about legislation and codes of practice relating to equality, diversity, and discrimination. Know how to work in an inclusive and respectful way.

4.5/5 (13 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Facilitating play in the playground for SEND students

Play supports the lifelong development of children. Students with SEND face significantly more barriers than neurotypical children when developing key learning skills, and this includes play. Learn about the benefits of play for SEND students and how best to facilitate and support play as a practitioner (with a focus on playgrounds).

5/5 (5 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) awareness

FGM is illegal in this country and considered child abuse, but it is estimated that around 60,000 girls under 15 years are at risk when they travel to visit relatives in countries where this harmful practice is common. Anyone who works with children, young people, and vulnerable adults has statutory safeguarding duties regarding FGM. This course explains FGM procedures, reasons why it is practiced in other countries, the significant health consequences, and how best to support individuals at risk.

4.9/5 (16 ratings)

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First time leadership in a childcare setting

This CACHE endorsed short course explores the difference between leading and managing. Consider the ways in which you can adapt from being a peer/friend to a line manager. Understand the art of negotiation and look at your values and beliefs and how this affects your actions.

4.5/5 (8 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Forest Schools and outdoor learning

This CACHE endorsed short course explores outdoor learning in a local woodland or natural environment with trees. Learn about the benefits of outdoor learning, principles of Forest School, hazards in the outdoor environment, activities that work well in a woodland setting, and woodland flora and fauna.

5/5 (6 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Fundamental British values

This short course introduces fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. All schools have a duty to actively promote these values. Learn what fundamental British values are, their importance, and how they can be actively promoted.

4.7/5 (61 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Getting started as a training centre

This course is suitable for anyone considering setting up a training centre to deliver UK qualifications. It will take you through how to lay the foundations of a high-quality training centre, and key actions to take before taking on any learners. This course covers assessment, qualifications, policies and procedures, staffing, and ways to deliver teaching.

4.8/5 (6 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Health and safety in the early years

This CACHE endorsed short course explores safe and secure environments for children and how to use risk assessments to raise everybody's awareness of potential dangers. Look at ways in which leaders maintain a healthy, safe, and secure environment for children and, in particular, look at hygiene practices. Learn how to supervise procedures for accidents, injuries, illnesses, and other emergencies.

4.7/5 (24 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

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I made a unicorn

Play isn’t just recreation – it’s an approach to life! Every action involves the whole being: mind, body, and spirit. Play is basic to children’s wellbeing; it’s their way to discover the world, express themselves, and cope with difficulty. Children’s play must be respected. This short course looks at how children play, and how adults can interact with and support them. This course was created in partnership with Community Playthings.

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

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Inclusion in the early years

In this short course, learners will explore the meaning of inclusion and how this applies to practice in an early years setting. Understand the barriers to inclusion, and how to overcome them. Know how to adapt activities and include every child and their families in setting life. Gain an understanding of how to promote diversity, equality, and inclusion.

4.7/5 (6 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Invigilating tests and examinations

The key role of an invigilator is to ensure the integrity of the examination process. Learn about the roles and responsibilities of an invigilator, the requirements of the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), access arrangements for learners with disabilities and learning difficulties, and what to do if malpractice is suspected.

4.9/5 (11 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Keeping children safe on the internet

This short course explores some of the safety issues relating to the use of the internet, particularly by children. Internet usage has increased enormously, but so have reports of the safeguarding issues linked to abuses of internet communication. You will be introduced to some of the risks and dangers, and how to deal with them – including where to report online concerns and risks.

4.6/5 (15 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Lighting the fire

The emphasis on test scores and league tables induces many schools to rely on formal teaching methods. But is this how children really learn? In order to learn, education must come alive! If interest is kindled, children take initiative and make the knowledge their own. Learn key ways in which you can help that to be the case for the children you support. This course was created in partnership with Community Playthings.

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

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Literacy and the EYFS

This CACHE endorsed short course explores how best to encourage early literacy. It looks at how literacy and communication skills are central to children’s intellectual, social, and emotional development, and how the world of literacy begins at a very early age. This course is suitable for early years practitioners or parents and carers of a young child.

4.8/5 (6 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

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Price: £25 £15

Managing behaviour

This CACHE endorsed short course explores definitions of good behaviour. Understand how broad a spectrum this definition might be, and how dependent it is upon the age of the child, cultural situation, and tolerance levels of staff. Explore reasons for poor behaviour and strategies for improving behaviour. Evaluate the benefits of working with outside agencies and identify which agencies may be most appropriate.

4.7/5 (21 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Managing child safeguarding

This short course explores managing safeguarding at early years and childcare settings. Explore information sharing, keeping children safe in education, and working together to safeguard children. This course considers best practice for managing allegations made against your staff, and how to write safeguarding policies and procedures.

4.8/5 (19 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Managing people

This CACHE endorsed short course explores leadership styles and the role of a manager. Learn about Kolb's learning styles and how this research enables team members to develop their skills. Find out how to give and receive feedback assertively and how to define non-assertive and aggressive behaviour.

4.8/5 (5 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Modelling and scaffolding for students with SEND

All students need cognitive support to help them problem solve, answer academic questions, and access the curriculum independently. This course will look at two teaching strategies in detail – modelling and scaffolding, and consider how teachers can coach their students to become independent learners, with specific advice for supporting SEND students in the classroom.

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Music for All

Free Course!

Research has shown that incorporating music training as part of a child's educational experience raises their IQ and encourages them to be more sensitive, confident, and responsible. Written by Langley Hall Primary Academy, this course will guide you through the process of establishing a 'Music for All' initiative at your school.

4.7/5 (41 ratings)

Price: £0 - This course is included for free with every account!

Nannying

This short course introduces you to the key aspects of working life as a nanny. Explore roles and responsibilities (including care routines, managing behaviour, and play), how to work in partnership with parents / carers, the health and safety considerations involved when working in the family home, and how to safeguard children in your care.

4.9/5 (7 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Numeracy and the EYFS

In this course, you will learn how to support children’s emergent mathematical development. Maths is all around us, and this course will help you find learning opportunities in daily routines and activities. Understand the mathematical skills and concepts that children should be learning from 0-7, and the adult role in this.

5/5 (6 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Nurturing development in the Prime Areas of the EYFS (0-3 years)

This short course explores early child development in the Prime Areas of the EYFS: Communication, physical development, and personal, social and emotional development. It covers birth to 3 years, and suggests activities and interactions that nurture development for parents and early years practitioners to try with the babies and toddlers they care for.

4.9/5 (9 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

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Nurturing development in the Specific Areas of the EYFS (0-3 years)

This short course explores early child development in the Specific Areas of the EYFS: Literacy, mathematics, understanding the world, and expressive arts and design. It covers birth to 3 years, and suggests activities and interactions that nurture development for parents and early years practitioners to try with the babies and toddlers they care for.

4.3/5 (7 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Nutrition in the early years

This short course looks at encouraging healthy eating at a young age, and giving young children a good start in life through nutritious food and adequate hydration. You will be introduced to the components of a healthy diet, and understand the importance of portion sizes that reflect the size of the child. Get practical advice on allergies and intolerance, and how to encourage fussy eaters to try new foods.

4.9/5 (7 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Ofsted’s 3 I’s: Intent, Implementation, and Impact

In the Education Inspection Framework (EIF), Ofsted introduced 3 terms: Intent, Implementation and Impact. Ofsted use these ‘3 I’s’ to make a judgement on the ‘quality of education’ at a setting. Understand the 3 I's, explore the use of the 3 I’s in everyday practice, and apply it to your curriculum development.

4.7/5 (9 ratings)

Price: £24.99

Outdoor play

This CACHE endorsed short introduces play and learning opportunities that can be facilitated outdoors. Discover the benefits of outdoor play to a child’s life, gain ideas for activities, and understand how to encourage children to expand and develop their imaginative play outdoors. Additionally, you will learn how to review current outdoor play provision, plan a new space, and help children to manage risk.

5/5 (6 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Partnership with parents

This CACHE endorsed short course introduces the importance of the partnership practitioners create with parents and carers in a childcare setting. You will be introduced to how to make the partnership work effectively, how to engage with new parents and carers, and how to deal with conflict when it arises.

5/5 (6 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) in the early years

Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) are three building blocks for future success in life. They make up one of the prime areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Learn about the ages, stages and theories of PSED, how it promote it in the early years, and the importance of attachment and play.

4.6/5 (8 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

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Physical activity in the early years

As childcare practitioners, it’s part of our duty to do all we can to help babies and children get into the habit of being physically active and support their physical development. This course covers the benefits of exercise and mobility for young children, the national guidelines for physical activity, and strategies for promoting physical activity in the early years.

4.9/5 (15 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Play is fun-damental to learning and development

Play is how children learn and develop, especially in their younger years. All children need, and have a right, to play. This course explores the importance of play for children, and the many benefits that it provides. There is a focus on play and physical development, PSED, sensory play, playing in nature, and the play cycle.

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

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Promoting positive behaviour

Consider how to promote positive behaviour, manage behaviour that challenges, and create an educational environment where everyone feels safe and happy. Understand the importance of policies, procedures, and strategies for managing behaviour. Know how to be consistent and role model the standards you expect of the learners at your setting.

4.6/5 (26 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Recognising and supporting children with SEND

This CACHE endorsed short course explores the topic of special educational needs within a childcare setting. Learn more about Down’s syndrome, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, and Asperger’s syndrome, as well as the key legislation governing practice in this area. Discuss the role of the setting SENCO and how practitioners can understand, support, and provide for individual children with SEND.

4.7/5 (26 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Self-evaluation

This CACHE endorsed short course explores the self-evaluation model and considers how to evaluate objectively. You will look at setting targets for your personal development and sourcing learning opportunities. You will learn more about implementing change effectively and how to review your progress. Learning also touches on the Ofsted 'self evaluation form'.

5/5 (6 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Supporting children with Asperger Syndrome

This CACHE endorsed short course will explore the effect of the syndrome on the individual who has it. It introduces you to the areas that a person with Asperger syndrome might struggle with, and provides resources to help understand how they interact with, and interpret, the world around them. This course is intended for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of the syndrome.

5/5 (5 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Supporting children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

This CACHE endorsed short course will explore Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and is suitable for those working with children and young people. Learn the difference between ADHD and ADD and spot the signs and symptoms of ADHD, understand the causes, and provide children, young people, and their families with accurate information and guidance.

4.7/5 (14 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Supporting children with Autism

More than 1 in 100 people in the UK are on the autism spectrum so it's likely that you will be supporting children with Autism in early years settings, schools, colleges, and care provisions. Learn common signs of Autism, how the condition affects children across a range of developmental areas and ages, and interventions and approaches that can help.

4.5/5 (11 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Supporting children with Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty and dyslexic learners face problems when processing words into meaningful information, but that doesn't mean it's a barrier to being skilled and achieving well. Learn how the condition affects children and young people, signs and symptoms, the importance of early identification, and teaching strategies.

4.7/5 (7 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Supporting children with Dyspraxia

Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD), also known as Dyspraxia, is a lifelong condition affecting movement coordinating. It's a common motor disorder, with approx. 5% of children in the UK having some degree of dyspraxia, and it often isn't diagnosed until adulthood. Learn about the disorder, symptoms and early identification, the assessment process, and how to support dyspraxics in a learning environment.

5/5 (5 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Supporting learning activities

Learn about planning and preparing for learning activities at educational settings. Know how to use formal and informal observation to assess development, and provide feedback to class teachers. Consider how to meet the needs of all learners and use inclusive learning approaches for literacy, language, numeracy, and ICT.

4.8/5 (12 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Supporting literacy skills

Support the literacy skills of learners in an educational setting. Learn how to identify learner needs, create targets for development, and explain the literacy demands of activities. Consider strategies for developing reading, writing, and communication skills, and boost learners' confidence with English.

4.5/5 (23 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Supporting students with English as an Additional Language (EAL)

There are over one million learners in UK schools who speak English as an Additional Language (British Council) and students speak over 350 languages between them (NALDIC). It’s very likely you will have EAL learners in your classroom and you must be able to support, encourage, and include them in ways that meet their individual needs. Learn the main principles of EAL teaching, approaches, and strategies.

4.8/5 (9 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Teaching literacy to SEND students

This course will identify how to develop the four skills of Literacy: Speaking, listening, writing and reading, with an emphasis on practical solutions for the classroom and specific impairments. It will cover specific learning disabilities associated with literacy, and how best to make the teaching of literacy skills meaningful for SEND students. There is a focus on KS1 and KS2 throughout this course.

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Teaching maths to SEND students

This short course considers practical ways to embed mathematical thinking and learning into your classroom, explores the principles of 'teaching for mastery', and identifies effective teaching strategies for the maths curriculum. This short course is designed with SEND students in mind, but 'good teaching for SEND is good teaching for all' - making it applicable to whole-class teaching too.

5/5 (6 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

The baby room

Baby room practitioners have an important role because they influence sensitive human beings during the most formative period of life. This is a big responsibility and privilege. Consider the traits and skills a practitioner in this role needs. Understand the importance of the first years of life to development, and gain an appreciation of play. This course was created in partnership with Community Playthings.

4.8/5 (36 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

The irresistible classroom

In every classroom, the child does the learning, the teacher facilitates that learning, and the environment must support them both. This course looks at how Reception and Key Stage 1 classrooms can inspire education. This short course looks at the impact the classroom can have on a child’s learning and development. This course was created in partnership with Community Playthings.

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

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Price: £25 £18.75

The Prevent Duty

This CACHE endorsed short course explores ‘The Prevent Duty’, and is suitable for those working in schools and childcare settings. Prevent is part of the UK’s counter-terrorism strategy, preventing people from becoming involved in, or supporting, terrorism. Consider what the Prevent duty means for practitioners, how to comply with the duty, and where to find advice and support about protecting children.

4.6/5 (64 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

The progress check at age 2

It's a requirement of the EYFS to review the progress of children between the ages of 2 and 3 years old. This course explains the importance and aims of the progress check, steps you need to take, and the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved. Consider the role of the Key Person, the best time to conduct the check, and how to engage parents and carers in the process.

4.7/5 (9 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

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The role of the key person

This CACHE endorsed short course explores the role of the key person and the importance of the relationship between the key person and the child's parent / carer. Learn how to promote personal, social, and emotional development and gain a better understanding of what this means in day-to-day practice. Look at factors that affect the ability to develop loving, secure relationships and study children's emotional needs.

4.7/5 (10 ratings)

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Price: £24.99

The role of the SENCo

This short course is suitable for a SENCo in an early years setting, or a practitioner who is working towards the role. Learn about the role and responsibilities of the SENCo, early identification and intervention, strategies for supporting children and their families, and the guidance and legislation relevant to SEND. This course is also suitable for childminders and parents/carers who want to learn more about special education provision.

4.8/5 (12 ratings)

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Price: £24.99

Transitions: Primary to secondary school

The move to secondary school means a number of major changes for children. Some children feel settled and happy in the new school relatively quickly, but others take a while to adapt to the new routine and environment. Understand the experience of moving schools and how best to support children at this time. Learn about key transition difficulties and how to alleviate fear and teach resilience.

5/5 (5 ratings)

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Understanding Assessment for Learning (AfL)

AfL is a commitment to learning and progression at school - tailored to individual needs. Gain an understanding of how AfL is used to at schools, and how it can encourage learning. Know how to support learners and encourage self-reflection. This is aimed at learning support practitioners.

4.4/5 (10 ratings)

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Price: £24.99

Understanding cognitive development in children

Cognitive development is the process by which we acquire, organise, and learn to use knowledge. It is widely recognised that early childhood is the most critical and sensitive time for brain (including cognitive) development, with another rapid learning stage in adolescence. Learn about cognitive development and an introduction to neuroscience, milestones, theorists, and the importance of sensory experiences, responsive adults, and enabling environments.

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Understanding leadership and management (childcare)

This CACHE endorsed short course explores leadership and management in an early years setting. Consider a variety of leadership styles and the importance of communication. Learn how to deal with conflict in a way that leads to successful resolution and understand your role and responsibility as a manager. You do not need to be working in a managerial role to complete this course, but should be working in childcare.

5/5 (5 ratings)

This course is endorsed by CACHE.

Price: £24.99

Understanding the revised EYFS

This CACHE endorsed short course is suitable for new early years practitioners, as well as those who are familiar with the original EYFS. The course provides a background to the EYFS before going on to look at revisions in more detail. Explore the Statutory Framework and the accompanying guidance documentation. This course has been updated to include information about recent changes to the EYFS.

4.6/5 (36 ratings)

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Price: £24.99

Wellbeing in the early years

When you ensure a child’s wellbeing at the earliest point, you’re giving them the best possible chance of being a confident, resilient adult. Wellbeing links to emotional development and plays a fundamental role in building relationships and communicating with others. Learn about how early years settings can support wellbeing, factors that impact on wellbeing, wellbeing and the EYFS, and building self-confidence.

4.9/5 (11 ratings)

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Price: £24.99

Working in partnership

Many people are involved in the care a child receives. Primary carers, practitioners, and other professionals should be working in partnership to support a child's learning and development. Understand the importance of partnership and how to reduce barriers to effective teamwork.

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Price: £24.99

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A green, sustainable workplace

This NCFE endorsed short course, aimed at employees across a broad range of workplaces, provides you with practical advice on how to go beyond compliance with environmental law and reduce the negative impact of work activities on the environment. Explore the benefits to the organisation of environmentally-friendly work practices, and looks at how to engage staff in green issues.

This course is endorsed by NCFE.

Price: £24.99

Appraisal skills

This NCFE endorsed short course is aimed at individuals in a position of responsibility who are responsible for performance appraisals. This course looks at a key part of performance management – appraisal skills. The course looks at different appraisal methods and the benefits to staff and an organisation of effective appraisals, it also gives guidance on conducting a performance appraisal.

This course is endorsed by NCFE.

Price: £24.99

Business accounting

This short course is aimed at professionals who have recently taken on responsibility for accounting or are interested in an overview of how money is accounted for in an organisation. Understand why income and expenditure needs to be accounted for, and explore financial statements, ratios, cash flow planning, and balance sheets, amongst other aspects of business accounting.

5/5 (6 ratings)

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Price: £24.99

Communication skills

This NCFE endorsed short course, aimed at employees across a broad range of workplaces, looks at the factors affecting how information is communicated within an organisation, the benefits of effective communication, barriers to communication, and the importance of ensuring everyone feels like they have been given clear direction and their views are being listened to and valued.

4.7/5 (11 ratings)

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Conflict management

This short course is aimed at managers and team leaders who need to resolve conflict in teams as a part of their role. Take a look at managing conflict at work, negotiation, conflict resolution, and how to manage conflict in remote teams. Explore methods of conflict management, and the personal skills required to reduce the potential for conflict.

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CSR and sustainability

This short course considers the importance of managing the ‘triple bottom line’ of an organisation, and how a manager can develop an effective Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability strategy. Discover the differences between CSR and sustainability, how to engage stakeholders, and the positive impacts of operating as a socially and environmentally responsible company.

This course is endorsed by NCFE.

Price: £24.99

Customer service skills

This NCFE endorsed short course is perfect for staff who have a customer facing role. Understand customer needs, wants, and expectations, and the different types of customers you might encounter. Read about relevant policies, procedures, and legal and ethical requirements. Learn the essentials for delivering great customer service face-to-face, on the phone, over email, and through social media and live chat.

5/5 (7 ratings)

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Price: £24.99

Digital marketing

This short course looks at how digital marketing has changed marketing and the marketing mix in recent times. Explore digital marketing, digital channels, and the marketing mix. Learn how to communicate to people who are used to accessing information at the touch of a button and consider how digital channels support print advertising.

4.8/5 (5 ratings)

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Digital skills

Free Course!

This short course aimed at learners who are looking to brush up on their digital skills contains guidance on using different types of digital devices – both at work and at home. Learn how to communicate using ICT, perform basic functions on different digital devices, stay safe online, and much more. This course is perfect for learners embarking on an e-learning course and as such, is complimentary.

4.5/5 (36 ratings)

Price: £0 - This course is included for free with every account!

Equality, equity, diversity, and inclusion at work

Equality, diversity and inclusion are not just words. They are also ways of thinking and acting that welcome and celebrate difference. These principles should underpin all aspects of every organisation and every work role. Consider how equality, diversity, inclusion, and discrimination, affects everyone and understand equality legislation, ‘protected characteristics’, and the impact of workplace discrimination.

5/5 (9 ratings)

This course is endorsed by NCFE.

Price: £24.99

Event management

This NCFE endorsed short course looks at reasons for holding events and the stages of event planning. Look at relevant legislation and insurance, and consider the role of project management when planning an event. Be able to write your own event plan and understand the importance of evaluation and feedback after an event. This course covers different types of internal and external events across a variety of industries.

4.2/5 (5 ratings)

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Price: £24.99