How and where can I learn?
If you’re convinced you’ve found the right career, then it’s time to find the right course and get the training you need to go further in your job.
You can either take the work based learning option, or you can attend a Further Education College or Adult Education Centre and train that way. Or you can train with any of the National Childcare Organisations listed in the Useful contacts section.
Work based learning
Modern Apprenticeships give you the chance to train while you work, which means you can gain the expertise and qualifications you need without having to study full-time. As an apprentice your working week will probably consist of four days spent on a work placement and a day at a college or with a provider, where you will study the theory specific to your job.
Form more information contact learndirect on 0800 100 900 or contact your local Children’s Information Service (listed in the Useful contacts section) or visit www2.careerswales.com/lcd to search for a course.
FE Colleges and Adult Education Centres
You also have the chance to study a range of full-time and part-time courses at your local FE College or Adult Education Centre. Follow this learning route and you will also be given the opportunity to spend time in a real work setting gaining vital experience.
For details on where to go for more information regarding local courses and career opportunities, contact your local Children’s Information Service (listed in the Useful contacts section), call learndirect on 0800 100 900 or visit www.mylocalcollege.com to find out about the courses available in your local FE college.