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In light of the Prime Minister's announcement we are not currently able to deliver UpSkillED courses at our usual locations. However continue to welcome learners to join us online. More details can be found below and by emailing [email protected].

A career in Early Years and Childcare is a chance to support young children as they learn, develop and prepare for school. It can be a rewarding career path and is full of variety.

Why not join our Early Years UpSkillED course aimed at providing you the skills to grow with confidence and lay the foundations for your career path into the sector. This course is also
fully-funded meaning you will have no fees to pay for attending this course and is delivered throughout Bristol within one of our community venues. At the end of the course you will have a guaranteed interview with a relevant local employer.

Qualifications gained at the end of this course are:

  • CACHE Award Level 1 in Early Years Setting (Delivered Online)
  • NCFE Interpersonal Skills Level 1 (Delivered Online)
  • TQUK Certificate in Equality and Diversity Level 2 (Independent Studying)
  • Paediatric First Aid Level 3 (Delivered In Class At A Later Date Due To Covid-19)

You will develop by:

  • Gaining the skills employers are looking for
  • Achieving relevant qualifications to help you succeed
  • Receiving careers guidance from our dedicated team
  • Learning effective interview techniques from local employers within the sector
  • Receiving advice and guidance from local employers within the sector
  • Having the opportunity of a guaranteed interview with local employers within the sector

Our partnership for our UpSkillED Early Years courses is with Snapdragons Nursery. Snapdragons is a family run business with nurseries throughout Bristol, Bath and Wiltshire. Snapdragons will be delivering an inspirational talk, while also supporting our learners with sessions on interview techniques and also returning to offer guaranteed interviews to learners attending the course.

The inspirational talk for this course is being delivered by National Nursery Award 2020 nominee Anna Gent. Anna has worked in the sector for the last 13 years, having trained at Norland College (Bath) and been a private homes nanny up until 2015. Anna is now the Quality and Training Manager for Snapdragons Nurseries LTD and will be providing you with an inspiring insight into the sector.

How will I learn?

UpskillED courses are specifically aimed at those who wish to gain recognised qualifications and knowledge of their chosen industry. Due to the Prime Minister's announcement we have brought the classroom to you and created an interactive online learning environment. These sessions are never pre-recorded and like in a classroom you will have a teacher and other students interacting with you live on set teaching dates. Allowing you to ask questions and gain skills all without leaving your desk.

During these courses you will learn all the important transferable skills as well as sector specific training, all of which will help you gain employment and is delivered using engaging classroom activities, workbooks and discussion groups. Industry expert talks are also provided by local employers to give you an insight into the industry and inspire you to consider the sector as a career choice.

This course is made up of different sessions within its course length. On the course start date session you will be provided with a structured timetable. If you have any questions regarding dates you need to be available please email.

Please Note: Part of this course will still be delivered in the classroom at a date to be confirmed.

For more information on how you will learn please email [email protected]


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Entry Requirements

You may be asked to complete a short initial literacy assessment prior to starting, as learners will be required to have basic literacy skills (level 1) to successfully complete this course.

If you have any questions regarding entry requirements please email [email protected].

What can I do next?

On successful completion of your UpSkillED course, you will have the opportunity to discuss progression onto various SGS College courses that you feel are relevant to your career aspirations or if you are looking to gain employment sooner than why not take advantage of our deadicated careers service.

Our qualified advisers can help identify your values, work styles and offer valuable tools which enable you to transfer this effectively to the workplace. Helping you stand out from the crowd along with your new qualifications. Whether it be job change, promotion or re-entering the employment market after a time away, the careers service offer 1:1 confidential, impartial and unbiased guidance, CV Writing, apprenticeship advice, self-reflection (understanding your strengths) and advice on the various routes into all sorts of jobs.

SGS's Careers service is accredited by the Matrix quality standard and you can contact them by emailing [email protected]  or [email protected] to book a free appointment. Information on the service will also be provided during your UpskillED course.

Additional Information

We have been working hard to ensure we offer a safe learning experience and have followed all Government guidelines to enable us to deliver our UpSkillED courses safely. Full PPE will be provided but we do ask you to bring your own face mask, as this will be needed when you enter the building.

We may need to take a number of measures that could affect our planned delivery dates. We will endeavour to ensure course information, including delivery methods, is updated when changes are having to be made. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us before completing an enrolment form.

For information on how this may impact UpskillED courses please email [email protected]

Please be aware this course does not have a fee that is payable on enrolment.

If you require financial support for travel related costs please visit the Money Management Service section of the website.

This course offers simpler and safer online enrolment requests, which means in a matter of minutes you can submit an enrolment request to us. However please be aware that upon submitting your enrolment form you are not guaranteed to be accepted. A number of our courses require assessments, qualification checks or simply a conversation with you before we can confirm your enrolment.

Within 24 hours of enrolment submission you will receive an automated email notification with information on what happens next.

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Course information last updated: Tuesday 20th April 2021 @ 8.30am (22 hours ago)

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Important - temporary changes to onsite part-time adult courses!

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we may need to take a number of measures that could affect our planned delivery method. For example; planned on site delivery may take a blended approach; a mixture of classroom based and online activities. We will endeavour to ensure course information, including delivery method and pricing, is updated when changes are having to be made. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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