Working with Children
Do you want a career working with children?
If you live or work in the UK and would like a career working with children, come and enrol on our Level 1 Working with Children course, learn new skills and make friends. We have a new purpose-built centre on the border of Southwark and Lambeth. All our courses are on week days during the day.
You will be able to achieve a level 1 nationally recognised qualification.
For many students courses are free or half-price
How to enrol
The next Level 1 Working with Children Course will be running from February 2017. To register your interest in the course, please email Carly Redgrift at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 960 4607 or 07809 377 464.
Free and half price-courses
To be eligible for Government funding you must be 19 or over on 31 August 2016 and
- have been ordinarily resident in the UK or another country in the European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 years. or
- have been granted indefinite leave to remain, exceptional leave to remain, right of abode or British Citizenship in the last 3 years. or
- be the spouse or civil partner of a person covered by one of the statements above and have been both married and resident in the UK for 1 year.
You must bring all relevant documents when you enrol.
- your UK or EU passport or EU identity card.
- proof of your address
There are no course fees if:
- …you are currently receiving a Work-Related Activity Group (WRAG) benefit. That is:
- you are currently unemployed and receiving an income-based Job Seeker’s Allowance (JSA) or
- you are currently unemployed and receiving Employment Support Allowance (ESA) or
- receiving universal credit and are determinded by the JCP as being one of the following categories
- all work related requirements group
- work preparation group
- work focussed interview group
- …you are currently unemployed and not receiving JSA or ESA or Universal Credit and receiving certain income-based benefits and can sign a declaration that you need skills training to enter employment. That is:
- you are receiving Income Support, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit or Universal Credit or
- you are the partner of someone receiving Working Tax Credit or
- you or your partner are receiving Pension Credit (Guarantee Credit only) or
- you are an unwaged dependant (using Job Centre Plus definition) of someone in the previous six bullet points above or
- you are an asylum seeker receiving income-based benefit/assistance, or their dependant.
You must bring evidence when you enrol: your passport or ID card and a document showing you still receive one of the above allowances (a green sign-on book is not acceptable) or benefits or credits dated within the last 6 months, e.g. a letter from the benefits agency or a bank statement.
There is a £40.00 registration fee unless you have been referred by Job Centre Plus. This includes the cost of examinations.
Half-price courses fees
If you do not qualify for a free course you may still be eligible to pay only half the full fee:
You must bring evidence when you enrol: your passport or ID card and copies of any relevant documents from the Home Office or your marriage/civil partnership certificate.
|2 lessons per week for 17 weeks||£280|
We have a small bursary fund available to help some students with their fees.
Full-price course fees
If none of the above applies to you, you will need to pay the full price:
|2 lessons per week for 17 weeks||£560|
If we cancel or close a course all fees paid by a student will be refunded.
If you withdraw from a course for a valid reason and this is in the first week of the course the fee will be refunded (including registration fee). There is an administration charge of £5.00 for this.
How to pay
- by cheque, payable to Blackfriars Settlement
- by cash
If you need to pay by instalments please ask when you enrol.