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Education and Early Years

Our courses offer professional qualifications in a range of sectors, including Childcare, Early Years and Education Support.

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Job openings per year

The overall number of full-time teachers working in school is continually increasing. In 22/23 there were 567,309 teachers across the UK, which is an increase of 3,500 compared with 21/22.

Industry role increase

The number of teaching assistants has increased almost every year since 11/12. The number of teaching assistants and other school support staff are now the highest since 2011.

Top Companies and Organisations

Did you know that 96% of all childcare providers on the Government’s Early Years Register were judged either “Good” or “Outstanding” in 2022, meaning there is a high chance you will be able to work for a top company.

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Looking for an Apprenticeship?

Whether you are a school leaver taking your first step into a career, a professional looking to upskill, or a business owner that is exploring training options for your workforce, we offer a standard to support you on your journey.

We currently offer apprenticeships for

  • Teaching Assistants
  • Early Years Educators.

Free* Courses to Boost your CV

Our free* ‘Get Into’ courses are perfect for you if you are looking for a fresh start.

For four weeks, you can learn at one of our professional training centres and get to grips with the skills that employers look for.

If you are looking to explore a career in the Construction and Built Environment sector, we currently offer ‘Get Into’ courses in:

  • Childcare
  • Teaching Support.

* Eligibility for those aged 19+ with an annual income being below £20,319 or in receipt of Universal Credit/benefit payments. Support may be available for equipment, childcare costs and travel.

Work-Ready Skills

Beyond gaining technical skills and a relevant qualification, you will receive specialist advice and workshops on interview preparation.

After only four weeks, you will have the confidence to start interviewing for jobs with a qualification that is related to the area you have been studying and an up-to-date CV.

Contact Us:

Find out more information or get assistance in finding the right course for you.

01843 605045

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Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.