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Training Directory

The Early Years and Childcare Training Directory is a live ‘web based’ system which allows the continued development of the training programme throughout the year. It is then accessible to service users anywhere there is internet access!

It continues to be seen as ‘best practice’ that each practitioner should, if possible, attend training each year in order to keep up to date with legislation and further develop their skills, knowledge and understanding. It is now a key element to an Ofsted inspection. They will be asking how you develop your staff teams knowledge and understanding, and how this, and their supervisions / monitoring of performance is having an impact within the setting and on the children in your care.


The Training Directory is an annual programme hosted on the Virtual College platform. The full range of courses will go ‘live’ on the system during April of each year as it is linked to a budget. It is therefore heavily subsidised for early years and childcare settings that are Ofsted registered within Lincolnshire.

If users log in with the username and password that they have been provided with a discount will be applied to the majority of courses once they have been selected and added to the ‘shopping basket’ e.g. Paediatric First Aid is advertised at a cost of £75 but if the setting is successfully logged into the system it will reduce the cost to £40 per person.

Essentially this programme will consist of courses that support the sector to meet the EYFS statutory requirements, as well as Managers/SEND briefings that provide the arena for updating those responsible for changes in legislation.

The user guides that have been developed will guide you through the purchasing of courses, the overview a manager has of the teams training and how learners manage the Learning Management System where they will complete course evaluations and download their course certificates.

Training Directory Enquiries

All training directory enquiries and requests should now be completed by email (e.g. course alterations, course cancellations, removal of staff from organisation accounts, swapping staff on courses and log in reminders)

Please ensure you include all of the information required to carry out the necessary action


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Last updated: 22 May 2017

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