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The following academies are now open:

Classroom/ Early Years Employability and Skills Academy

Seeking a career in an Early Years setting or as a Classroom Assistant? This academy will fund and facilitate 24 participants to take part in an employability and skills programme which will include training such as Safeguarding and Paediatric First Aid. Along with support and mentoring, you will then progress into a placement or employment and will be assisted to achieve an OCNNI L3 Award in Working with Children and Young People with Special Needs.

Participants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Have verifiable addresses within the ANDBC boundary
  • Be unemployed but actively seeking employment, underemployed or at risk of redundancy
  • Be seeking to develop a career and show a willingness to participate in the academy
  • Meet all entry requirements of the training course/qualification

Should you be interested in applying please contact the Labour Market Partnership Team on 0300 013 3333 Ext 40958 or email: