Qualifications Funding

There is currently no funding available through Suffolk County Council for general qualifications in Childcare.

The Early Years and Childcare Service (EYCS) are currently offering a small grant to settings to support their SENCo to access an NCFE Cache L3 Award for Special Educational Needs Coordinator training provided by the EYCS in conjunction with NASEN. For more information please go to: SENCo Training .

QCF qualifications

You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner loan if you are studying a level 3, 4, 5 or 6 qualification. This loan, administered by the Student Loans Company and similar to degree loans, can be used to fund part or all of your course costs. To find out more visit Advanced Learner Loan – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Degree Funding

Higher education students can access a tuition fee loan via Student Finance for all or part of the cost of their degree course. To find out more including eligibility criteria, local training providers and possible funding go to Get Into Teaching: Early years teacher training (education.gov.uk).