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We are a family based training provider specialising in Childcare, Playwork and Health and Social Care courses. Our Tutors and Assessors have a combined experience of over 90 years in these fields. We train predominately in Berkshire, Surrey and Hampshire.

Our Childcare and Playwork Tutor has a one hundred percent success rate with all learners, including learners who may need extra support, e.g. dyslexic or EAL learners. She has been the owner of two successful day nurseries as well as a Tutor at a College of Further Education. Our Health and Social Care professionals are equally as proficient in their own fields.

WHY CHOOSE LITTLE WOODPECKERS?
We fully support the need for competent qualified staff in the Social Care sector and we strive to ensure that every learner receives as much support as they need. Being a small provider we have the advantage of being able to develop good relationships with both the learner and his/her employer. We ensure that we target the learners individual learning needs. Delivery methods for our teaching courses vary, but are all designed to be as convenient and flexible as possible. Short courses can be organised at the company's place of work. With the qualifications that take longer to study our tutors plan to meet termly with learners at Little Woodpeckers business address, individually or in small groups. Observations are carried out once a term to provide evidence of continuity of practice. In between these meetings our Tutors/Assessors remain in constant contact with the learners via email, Skype and text.


At Little Woodpeckers we provide a training solution tailored to your needs. As a small business we are able to keep our overheads low and are therefore able to pass these savings onto the learners fees. We let you know at the beginning the exact cost of the course, and this will not change except in extreme circumstances, i.e. a learner taking longer than the agreed time scale. We are happy to accept payments in instalments and will also apply for funding to cover the cost of the course wherever possible.

CHILDCARE

Unit 16 CYPW Coordinating Special Educational Needs Provision

Level 2 certificate for the Childr
en and Young People's Workforce(QCF) - for front line workers

Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (QCF) - for front line workers with experience or working at a supervisory level

Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Workforce (England) (QCF)  - for experienced practitioners with responsibility of planning and delivery of service


PLAYWORK

Level 2 Diploma in Playwork NVQ (QCF) - Suitable for someone who works under supervision

Level 3 Diploma in Playwork NVQ (QCF) - Suitable for people who work on their own initiative, plan and organise their work and supervise others.

Skills Active states "Playwork is a highly skilled profession that enriches and enhances children’s play. It takes place where adults support children’s play but it is not driven by prescribed education or care outcomes."


HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF) - Suitable for someone who works under supervision

Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (QCF) - Suitable for people who work on their own initiative, plan and organise their work and supervise others Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Workforce (England) (QCF) - for experienced practitioners with responsibility of planning and delivery of service

Level 3 Certificate in Dementia Care (QCF) - Particularly suitable for people working in the care sector as a dementia carer.


SHORT COURSES
(usually 3 hours)

Manual Handling
First Aid At Work
Health & Safety at Work
Safeguarding L1 and L2
Managing Challenging Behaviour
The Positive Role Model
Infection Control
Equality and Diversity
Medication Awareness Training
Personal Care


Please ask if there is a course you would be interested in that isn't on the list above.

These short courses can be delivered in the employers setting for groups of 6 or more. If there are 5 or less learners interested the course will be delivered at Little Woodpeckers premises. Short courses are £20.00 per person if delivered on site and £15.00 off-site.

Full qualifications are between £500 to £800 plus registration costs* and this can be paid in a lump sum or in instalments.
CYP16 has a separate cost of £100*.
*Price will increase if a learner takes longer than the agreed time scale and the learner extends beyond the original end date.


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