Are you in Hampshire? They do things online, see here for some useful links to things to help with the online course provided via PACEY.
If you have not been told to do the online course by your local authority, I would check with them first, as I think the requirements for registration still state that courses must be approved by a local authority.
The guideline for LA approved course will change in September so you should be fine as it won't need to be approved and it will take longer than that to register. Check with your LA as they should have funding for the cypop. Costs should be £60 first aid £53 DBS and £170 cypop ISH
Plus save you money as some local authorities may have funding available to use before the end of the month as it is near end of financial year - you never know, though funding is much reduced these days.
In Surrey it seems as though the training course is £25. First aid is not subsidised in Surrey, so costs around £120. So different local authorities do different things, some are able to fund some aspects of the registering process.
Good luck with doing the courses. First Aid is quite enjoyable usually - the trainers who do the paediatric courses try to make it fun.
So you signed up to the course directed to via your local authority before the 1st April, so that some of it is funded. Great That is exactly what we like to hear.
You will be amazed at the number of websites out there offering training courses which are worthless. People have been known to do courses, get jobs in nurseries or try to register as a childminder, then find out their training is worthless. However much we may moan to the course providers, trading standards, OfQual, there is nothing that can be done to stop these online course providers.
You will find we are often very nice on here once you get to know us and we get to know you. So do feel free to share bits of information about yourself - not your credit card and pin number - as you may well benefit from the many years of experience regular board posters have in various childcare fields - be that as childminders, nannies, nursery workers and owners, plus of course get the parents view on things which can help you in setting up your business.