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    My council seem to have started charging a set rate for every course available Where some of it used to be free (is this all part of budget cuts etc?). Just wondered if anyone knew anywhere good to get some low cost or free training (on all subjects nothing specific)? I'm just pained to pay the charges my council charge...

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    The best value training online is as a gold member on this childcare.co site. Excellent range of courses to pick from.

    I mentioned this not long ago the the National Maths hubs offer training in maths free which is brilliant - this link takes you to the early years search, scroll down and you will find the CPD on numbers and counting , but to access you have to sign in.
    https://www.ncetm.org.uk/search?q=Early+years

    I have also mentioned before that I am an Open Learn addict with the Open University - lots of free courses which are extracts from their courses - lots on babies, children, education that I have found interesting and you can keep a record of what you do in your log in area to print off for your CPD file.

    It seems a lot of Local authorities are charging now.

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    My LA used to do a one off payment for a year and you could do whatever training you want. Now it's a price per course. Usually about £20 except for FA. It's a bit annoying as I'm less inclined to do as many as I can.

    They've put on one free session of training and I've done the first half. It wasn't that fantastic. :S

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    This is a list of courses that I have found that are free courses that are related to childminding. I have not tried all these courses. The ones marked with an asterisk I have completed, the others are in my to do list.

    Open Learn from Open University – lots of different short courses with certificate of participation. The Courses have various levels from Introductory to Advanced
    All our free courses - OpenLearn - Open University
    Including;-
    Understanding dyslexia - Understanding dyslexia - OpenLearn - Open University - DSE212_1
    Introduction to Child Psychology - Introduction to child psychology - OpenLearn - Open University - E102_1
    Childhood in Crisis - Childhood in crisis? - OpenLearn - Open University - E212_1
    Children Living in Different Settings - Children living in different settings - OpenLearn - Open University - K204_1
    Children’s Participation - Children's participation - OpenLearn - Open University - KE312_2
    Attachment in the Early Years - Attachment in the early years - OpenLearn - Open University - E219_1
    Infants Understanding of their Social World - Infants
    Understanding Children, Babies Being Heard - Understanding children: Babies being heard - OpenLearn - Open University - Y156_2

    *Pacey members can access free courses through MyPacey


    Childcare.co.uk has many free courses for Gold members
    https://www.childcare.co.uk/training
    https://www.childcare.co.uk/laser-training
    https://www.childcare.co.uk/virtual-college

    *UK Government Prevent Training – Recognising radicalisation
    engine

    UK Government FGM training
    https://www.fgmelearning.co.uk/

    Awareness of forced Marriage
    Awareness of Forced Marriage - Free Training Course

    Children and Young People’s Mental Health
    https://www.minded.org.uk/course/sea...course&search=

    Disability Matters
    https://www.disabilitymatters.org.uk.../view.php?id=3

    Autism Awareness
    Autism Connect - Store

    Future Learn – various free courses but the cost of a certificate is around £35, could print progress as proof of taking course
    https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/upcoming
    *Exploring play https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/play
    Childhood in the digital age https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/...he-digital-age
    Babies ibn Mind https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/babies-in-mind

    Protect children from Sexual Exploitation
    Free Course Keep Them Safe Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation

    *Hidden Dyslexia Awareness
    Home - CPDBytes

    Anti Bullying
    https://antibullyingalliance.learnup.../users/sign_in

    *Food Standards Agency Allergen Training
    Food Standards Agency - Home

    Childcare & young people courses
    https://alison.com/learn/childcare-studies
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    Quote Originally Posted by tulip0803 View Post
    This is a list of courses that I have found that are free courses that are related to childminding. I have not tried all these courses. The ones marked with an asterisk I have completed, the others are in my to do list.

    Open Learn from Open University – lots of different short courses with certificate of participation. The Courses have various levels from Introductory to Advanced
    All our free courses - OpenLearn - Open University
    Including;-
    Understanding dyslexia - Understanding dyslexia - OpenLearn - Open University - DSE212_1
    Introduction to Child Psychology - Introduction to child psychology - OpenLearn - Open University - E102_1
    Childhood in Crisis - Childhood in crisis? - OpenLearn - Open University - E212_1
    Children Living in Different Settings - Children living in different settings - OpenLearn - Open University - K204_1
    Children’s Participation - Children's participation - OpenLearn - Open University - KE312_2
    Attachment in the Early Years - Attachment in the early years - OpenLearn - Open University - E219_1
    Infants Understanding of their Social World - Infants
    Understanding Children, Babies Being Heard - Understanding children: Babies being heard - OpenLearn - Open University - Y156_2

    *Pacey members can access free courses through MyPacey


    Childcare.co.uk has many free courses for Gold members
    https://www.childcare.co.uk/training
    https://www.childcare.co.uk/laser-training
    https://www.childcare.co.uk/virtual-college

    *UK Government Prevent Training – Recognising radicalisation
    engine

    UK Government FGM training
    https://www.fgmelearning.co.uk/

    Awareness of forced Marriage
    Awareness of Forced Marriage - Free Training Course

    Children and Young People’s Mental Health
    https://www.minded.org.uk/course/sea...course&search=

    Disability Matters
    https://www.disabilitymatters.org.uk.../view.php?id=3

    Autism Awareness
    Autism Connect - Store

    Future Learn – various free courses but the cost of a certificate is around £35, could print progress as proof of taking course
    https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/upcoming
    *Exploring play https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/play
    Childhood in the digital age https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/...he-digital-age
    Babies ibn Mind https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/babies-in-mind

    Protect children from Sexual Exploitation
    Free Course Keep Them Safe Protect Children from Sexual Exploitation

    *Hidden Dyslexia Awareness
    Home - CPDBytes

    Anti Bullying
    https://antibullyingalliance.learnup.../users/sign_in

    *Food Standards Agency Allergen Training
    Food Standards Agency - Home

    Childcare & young people courses
    https://alison.com/learn/childcare-studies

    Thanks Tulip thats lovely, ill work my way through your list and see what I can do :-) Thank you! :-) x

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloraDora View Post
    The best value training online is as a gold member on this childcare.co site. Excellent range of courses to pick from.

    I mentioned this not long ago the the National Maths hubs offer training in maths free which is brilliant - this link takes you to the early years search, scroll down and you will find the CPD on numbers and counting , but to access you have to sign in.
    https://www.ncetm.org.uk/search?q=Early+years

    I have also mentioned before that I am an Open Learn addict with the Open University - lots of free courses which are extracts from their courses - lots on babies, children, education that I have found interesting and you can keep a record of what you do in your log in area to print off for your CPD file.

    It seems a lot of Local authorities are charging now.
    Thanks Flora, I only found a few (about 3) CPD ones on childcare.co.uk...maybe i need to take another look..

    Oh yes, I forgot to look into that - thanks for the reminder :-)

    Yep that was great, I did a few of those based on your recommendation, thank you so much, i found them really good :-)

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    Thanks for that list Tulip, that's fantastic.

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    Wow Tulip, that's brilliant. Thank you so much. x

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