Which one is best?
So you’ve decided on a career in childcare, but how do you find the right training?
There are a lot of people out there offering training in early childhood education and care. So how do you choose the one that’s right for you?
You want professional training and the inside scoop from childcare sector specialists.
You want training that comes with strong support – trainers who are more like supportive friends.
You want training that gives you confidence as well as nationally recognised qualifications.
Sounds like you could use a checklist!
We’ve listened to a lot of students and we’ve put one together for you. It’s a checklist to finding the perfect training for YOU!
Here’s what to look out for:
You don’t want to have to wait for an annual intake to start, you want to start training now. And that’s what flexible enrolments offer you.
The best training colleges offer you the ability to enrol today and be in class tomorrow!
Childcare Sector Specialists
Look out for training by specialists, the colleges that only offer training in children’s services.
Why are these the best? Because you won’t come across a trainer who is spread too thin from teaching hospitality, or health and fitness, or aged care. You’ll be taught by people who specialise in childcare.
What makes an ‘awesome’ trainer?
People who don’t teach from a textbook. Instead, they give you real life examples and inside knowledge so you know what you’re doing and you’re not drowning in theory.
And they’ve gone to the effort of writing the curriculum ‘inhouse.’ They don’t give you a textbook. They give you the most up to date resources written by the industry for the industry.
Look for trainers who are experienced in the industry – people who have worked in childcare themselves.
It may seem obvious, but make sure you sign up to the amount of training you want, and that you get the qualifications you need.
Great training organisations offer CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, and enable you the flexibility to study for your CHC50113 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care later. This allows you to get the qualification you need to start working in the industry, and the flexibility to build on your training later.
Great training organisations offer you a pathway of education from that point onto a Bachelor’s Degree.
There are trainers and there are trainers …Am I right?
And the best trainers are the ones who coach and mentor you so you achieve amazing results and get the BEST out of yourself. Always check out the support and testimonials from other students when you’re looking at a training course, so you’re not left hanging.
No one wants to spend forever travelling to their training college.
Look for training that’s offered in several locations so you can find something close to you. That means you can spend less time commuting and more time doing what you love.
Great training organisations know the value of class backed up by centre based training but also know some students prefer to study from home so they offer the BEST in e-learning.
Student WOW is hard to find, but you can find it if you look hard. So, what do you look for?
Training organisations who see your learning as a shared journey between the two of you. Trainers who make learning both rewarding and fun. And training that supports you with practical placement experience where your trainer is in contact regularly and sees you in the workplace to not only assess, but to guide and mentor.
For new entrants to the industry this ensures when the time comes to work part time or full time in the industry you have the hands-on experience and are ‘industry ready’.
Now you know what to look for, you can find the perfect childcare training provider for you.
Your fabulous new career could be only a click away.
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