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Adult education and training

In this section you can explore adult learning opportunities: Skills for Life: free courses Adult learning services E-learning training courses Environmental health courses Highfield e-learning Open Age: adult learning Nova: new opportunities Free learning courses

Apprenticeships

Please find below information about apprenticeships. Also, apprenticeship opportunities are regularly offered in Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC): GOV.UK: Become an apprentice National Careers Service  Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) Apprenticeships Programme 42 top apprenticeships programmes for young people in the UK

Becoming a Childminder

To become a registered childminder you will need to hold a Level 3 or above in Childcare & Education and have worked with children under the age of 5 years in the past 2 years. If you do not have this qualification you will need to complete…

Becoming a Nanny

Step 1: Before applying to Ofsted for registration three certificates, need to be at hand which Ofsted will require proof of the following:  A paediatric first aid training certificate A certificate in ‘Childcare Introductory course or a common core case A DBS check through the…

CACHE qualifications

Cache are leading qualifications in the education, health and care sector. Our range of qualifications can prove invaluable to people at all stages in their career, as well as those who are yet to embark on their employment journey. In fact they can fulfil aspirations…

Careers guidance resources

This section provides guidance about different career paths. Please note that the Family Information Service do no manage the content within the links below. In addition, we offer an impartial service and we cannot reommed or endorse any of the providers listed. National Careers Service…

Detached and Outreach Team (DOT)

Welcome to the Detached and Outreach Team webpage We are a team of youth workers working in Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC). We offer a variety of youth work support including: Detached (street-based) sessions Outreach (helping children and young people to access provision in youth centres…

DfE’s new free Early Years Child Development training

The Department for Education (DfE) is launching its new Early Years Child Development training. The course is primarily aimed at:  early years practitioners childminders nursery managers However, the training is available to anyone who may find it useful, including parents and carers.  About the training…

Early Years and Childcare job vacancies

Are you looking to work in the Early Years sector? This section provides information about current job oportunities in nurseries, pre-schools and children's centres accross Kesington and Chelsea, Westminster and surrounding areas: Organisation:              Westminster City CouncilSetting:         …

ESOL (English to Speakers of other Languages) courses

In this section you can explore ESOL learning opportunities: NOVA New Opportunities Morley College The Clement James Centre Response Community Projects Workers Education Association (WEA) Should you have any queries, please contact the Family Information Service

Family Information Service updates: Covid-19

For general information from the Council regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit Kensington and Chelsea’s coronavirus advice and information pages. For support for families with children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities, please visit the Local Offer COVID-19 webpage. National guidance…

Free learning courses

Details of free learning courses to help you continue your learning, whatever your age or interests: Alison Setting up a free account gives access to over 1000 courses. Courses in the IT category help you learn everything from standard Microsoft packages through to coding and game…

Money matters

In this page you may find information about different types of financial support.  Kensington and Chelsea cost of living support hub Help for households: national advice and support Winter Fuel Payment Discounts and offers Help towards childcare costs Sure Start maternity grant Free school meals…

More information for young people - training and employment

Free course for young people to support careers in construction Sir Simon Milton Scholarships Free courses for jobs Colleges and training providers offering free places for level 3 qualifications Octavia Foundation internships and apprenticeships Prince's Trust City Lions - education training employment Useful organisations and…

Our 2023-2026 Children and Young People’s Plan

You can access the 2023-26 Children and Young People's Plan by clicking on the section below:

Student Finance

Student Finance England is the name for the administration of higher education student loans, grants and Disabled Students Allowances. All enquiries should be made directly to Student Finance England. Tel: 0845 300 5090  For details of the arrangements, the online application facility and other finance…

Targeted Prevention Team (TPT)

A big welcome from the Targeted Prevention Team (TPT) The Targeted Prevention Team (TPT) is the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s (RBKC) specialist service for young people who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training).  The team is experienced in, and dedicated to,…

Theatre Course for Young People not in Education, Employment or Training

START is… A free 6 week course for NEET young people from w/c 16th January Mondays to Thursdays, 11:00-15:30 at the Lyric Hammersmith All travel covered and lunch provided Accredited Arts Award qualification for all participants who complete the course Young people have to be…

Traineeships

Please find below information about traineeships. Also, apprenticeship opportunities are regularly offered in Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC): GOV.UK: What is a traineeship GOV.UK: Find a traineeship Careers helpline for teenagers National Careers Service  Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) careers portal

Training and employment

Welcome to our training and employment page! In this section we aim to provide you with useful information and guidance about training and employment opportunities.  Please feel welcome to explore the sections below for further details: Adult education and training Traineeships Apprenticeships Training for employment…

Useful contact details for professionals and practitioners

Bi-Borough Early Education and Childcare Service (children up to 5 years old): Tel:        07814 804 262 / 07971 625922Email:    [email protected]: Kensington and Chelsea FIS website Bi-Borough Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Service: Tel:      020 7361 3311Email:  [email protected]:    Kensington…

Volunteering in Kensington and Chelsea

Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience and a great opportunity to learn new skills or meet new people. Please find below some opportunities available locally: Do it: Kensington and Chelsea Volunteer centre Kensington and Chelsea

Working in an Early Years Setting

Would you like to work with children aged from 0-5 years old? Do you like the idea of supporting children’s development and learning? Would you like to gain nationally recognised qualifications? Would you like to be part of a professional team with opportunities for training…
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