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Early Years and Childcare Training Programme

Welcome to the Early Years and Childcare Professional Development Training Programme. In Dudley we recognise that continuous professional development is vital in improving quality and outcomes for children.

Our training programme is available to all Early Years and Childcare Practitioners within Dudley.  Our training calendar is coordinated well in advance to enable you to plan essential training for you and/or your staff team.  We welcome invitations to meet with you to discuss any element of training and development.  We are also happy to engage with other practitioners working in the EYFS and childcare sector outside of the Dudley borough.

For further details regarding our policies and procedures for booking, attendance and cancellation of all Early Years and Childcare training courses.

Our trainers

We endeavour to observe our trainers when they are first commissioned (and periodically thereafter) to confirm their suitability and that the course content, activities and handouts meet participants' needs and are in line with the Ofsted Requirements of the EYFS.

Early Years and Childcare Training

The Early Years and Childcare Training Programme is coordinated by our Childcare Workforce Officer in partnership with other Integrated Early Years colleagues. Our officers have a wide variety of experiences and qualifications in both training and the childcare sector. 

For more information please contact the childcare workforce officer.

All training is bookable via our online system Revolution for Schools

More information is provided on Revolution regarding course content, learning outcomes, target audience and booking information. Please visit and log in to Revolution directly for more details. 

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E-learning opportunities

There are an enormous range of easy to access e-learning opportunities online provided by training providers, colleges, universities and many more - some free of charge.

Managers would benefit from trialling programmes to ensure that they are of good standard before enrolling staff, as there are many that are of poor quality, limited in terms of meeting learner needs or provide incorrect or out of date information.

There are some aspects for you to consider when viewing online courses:

Further information on the advantages and disadvantages can be found below. 

If you decide to access e-learning courses via other training providers, you are responsible for ensuring that they meet your needs and those of your staff team.

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