Childcare 

Are you interested in working with young children or do you already work in childcare and want to progress in your role? Then we have courses for you!


Please note that any adult aged 19 and over, who does not already have a level 3 qualification (equivalent to an advanced technical certificate or diploma, or A levels) or higher, can access the Level 3 Diploma for free through the National Skills Fund 


Take a look at our Pathway to Childcare to help you to decide which of our courses is right for you. 


Click on the individual course titles to find out more information about each one. 

Course
Day
Start Date
End Date
No of sessions
Start Time
End Time
Cost *
Becoming a Childcare Practitioner
Wednesday
08/09/21
06/10/21
5
12.45pm
2.45pm
Free
Level 1 Award in Caring for Children
Friday
08/10/21
11/02/22
16
9.30am
11.30am
£225 **
Preparing for Level 2 and Level 3 Childcare Courses
Friday
11/03/22
25/03/22
3
9.30am
11.30am
Free
Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
Thursday
30/09/21
14/07/22
34
9.30am
12.30pm
£995**
Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner Year 1 of 2 Years*
Tuesday
28/09/21
12/07/22
33 of 66
7pm
9pm
£2573*

*Our Level 3 programme also runs as a rolling programme in the daytime so you may be able to start at different times of year. Please call us to enquire.

If you do not have a full Level 3 qualification you may be entitled to a free course. If you are not entitled to a free course, you may be eligible to access 19+ Advanced Learning Loans.

**Learners on the Level 2 course may be eligible to have some or their entire course fees remitted. This course is free to learners who are unemployed, looking for work, available to start work and on one of these benefits: 

JSA, ESA (WRAG), Income Support, Council Tax/Housing Benefit, Working Tax Credit or other income related benefits. The learner must be named on the paper work. This course may also be free if your income is under £17,374.50 gross per annum. You will need to provide evidence of this in the form of wage slips. 

Payments in instalments may be arranged for anyone paying fees.

For more information on any of the above please contact us on 07477 807017 or 01582 490033 or by e-mail info@lutonacl.ac.uk for details.

Childcare courses available:

    Call: 01582 490033 or Contact Us to apply for a course today