ID Course Name Description
Children and Young People’s Workforce Certificate Level 2 – Apprenticeship

Duration – You achieve this qualification in approximately 13 months
Qualification – QCF Certificate in Children and Young People’s Workforce
Cost – The Skills Funding Agency requires Acacia Training to choose Apprenticeship funding over any other form of funding where there is a choice. The Apprenticeship is now available for all ages (subject to eligibility) and is made up of a framework of the QCF Certificate, Functional Skills, and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

The QCF Certificate is also available commercially to those who are not eligible for funding at a price of £1100 + VAT.

Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 3 – Advanced Apprenticeship (or stand alone Diploma)

Duration – You can achieve this Advanced Apprenticeship or with a Learner Loan (if you are over 24 years old) in anything between 18 months and 24 months
Qualification – QCF Diploma in Children and Young People’s Workforce Level 3
Cost – For learners aged up to 24, the Skills Funding Agency currently provides funding for this programme.

To access this funding via Acacia Training, applicants must be working under contract of employment with a local employer in the South West Region.

Learner Loans are also available for learners aged over 24 years, have lived in the UK for the past 3 years and have a NI number.

Commercial course cost incl. VAT: £2340

Equality and Diversity – Distance Learning

Duration – The course is usually delivered over a period of 12 weeks.
Qualification – a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification.
Cost – Due to the availability of government funding, this qualification is usually available at no cost.

Leadership for the Children and Young Peoples Workforce Diploma Level 5 (City & Guilds)

Duration – This Level 5 Diploma will last 24 months
Qualification – City & Guilds award
Cost – The cost of this Level 5 Diploma is currently £2000+ VAT.

Paediatric First Aid for Child Carers – Short Course (Taunton)

Duration – 2-Days 09.30am – 4.30pm (Saturdays)
Cost – The cost per learner is £95.00 plus VAT.

Paediatric First Aid Level 3 – Short Course (Plymouth/Taunton)

Duration – 2-Days 09.30am – 4.30pm
Cost – The cost per learner is £95 plus VAT for both Units and the Award.

We can offer this course free to every employer who hires a 16-18 year old apprentice with us for Level 2 in Childcare.

Supporting Teaching Level 2 – Intermediate Apprenticeship

Duration – This Apprenticeship will last 13 months and you can start at any time of the year.
Qualification – Level 3 in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.
Cost – Where we may be unable to access funding for the individual or business we will discuss with you any available payment options.

Supporting Teaching Level 3 – Advanced Apprenticeship (or stand alone Diploma)

Duration – This Level 3 Diploma will last 18 months and the learner can start at any time of the year.
Outcomes – There will be increasing opportunities for apprentices to take on a wider range of responsibilities. Opportunities also exist to move into other roles across the wider children’s workforce eg, child care, play work or youth work. Dependant on the specialist optional units taken, a range of specialist roles may be open to the apprentice.
Cost – Where we may be unable to access funding for the individual or business we will discuss with you, payment options available, to include government-backed students loans for level 3 training for the over 24’s.

The max. learner loan amount set by Government: £2225.

Commercial course cost incl. VAT: £1920