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What courses I need to do to work as assistant nursery nurse plzzzz

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Meissajj Mon 29-Dec-14 22:09:20

I had all my studies in back home , and I would like to start a carrier as assistant nursery nurse , as I know I need to do Level 2
Is it the only thing I have to do ??
And in college they start only in September so always I'm late to register , I find a couple of courses online and a lot cheaper with a certificate of course , but can I trust those ones online , are they legally working and this certificate are accepted after
I'm really lost with those question
Can anybody advice plz and tell me what I need to and how I start

Petallic Mon 29-Dec-14 22:16:29

How old are you? Could you complete an apprenticeship- that would give you a qualification and work experience all together. They are advertised locally - try the job centre jobs website and there is a central .gov website to register & search for apprentiships also

Meissajj Mon 29-Dec-14 22:20:45

Thanks Petallic I'm 32years old confused
I don't think they accept this age as apprenticeship???

Petallic Tue 30-Dec-14 10:38:40

Some only accept under 24s due to funding issues but my understanding is you can apply for some at any age (if you are older you get paid slightly more - my SIL has just started an apprentice scheme, is 24 and is paid £13k) so perhaps worth looking into.

I would worry that an online only course would not be as valued by employers, most college courses for childcare involve a practical experience component.

Also try volunteering at local children's centres, that would give you great experience and a recent reference.

Meissajj Tue 30-Dec-14 23:28:10

Thanks Petallic so much
If I ask some school if they can take me and train me as a TA
I'm able to do that?

clpsmum Sat 31-Jan-15 23:04:06

Hnc in childcare an early education

BackforGood Sat 07-Feb-15 23:34:19

Schools will only take on trained (and usually experienced) people for TA roles.
Some will offer work experience or shadowing opportunities - but usually only if you are already known to them, or if it is a placement as part of a course you are already on.

I agree that on-line is not a good way to study childcare - people want practical experience. You might do better to try to volunteer at a community playgroup / pre-school for a while first, rather than a school, unless you can apply for a job such as a mid-day supervisor for a while to gain experience.

hijk Sat 14-Feb-15 10:30:18

Maths and English GCSEs are normally free to study and take, in many areas.

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