The Common Core Skills and Knowledge for the childcare workforce is the required training for anyone wishing to register on the voluntary part of the Ofsted childcare register (vOCR). The Common Core Of Skills and Knowledge for Ofsted registration is a set of principles and values. It sets out what essential skills and knowledge are needed by people whose work brings them into regular contact with children, young people and families.
The standard core training (£75) is for those childcarers and providers (nannies, childminders, after-school leaders, tutors, etc) who wish to be on the OFSTED voluntary register and is therefore aimed at 0-8 years. Childminders would also be encouraged to attend, ensuring they again are working to meet legislation requirements as carers of 0-8’s.
The Common Core is planned to ensure all home carers meet a certain level of knowledge, which OFSTED recognises.
Who is the Course Suitable for
The course is suitable for all childcarers including nannies, childminders, au pairs, maternity nurses and nursery staffing wishing to register on the voluntary part of the Ofsted Childcare Register. You must have a good level of English as the course is delivered in English.
The common core training is for those childcarer or nannies who wish to be on the OFSTED voluntary register and is therefore aimed at 0-8years. It is useful for those who work with over 8’s particularly in terms of multi agency working and child protection and so you may find those who run After School clubs for example are interested in attending. Childminders would also be encouraged to attend and this would ensure they again are working to meet legislation requirements as carers of 0-8’s.
The way the Common Core is planned is to ensure all home carers meet a certain level of knowledge which is recognised by OFSTED.
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Students are assessed at the end of the online training via a test
The course is self-paced (it allows you to learn at your own speed)
Most students complete the course within 4-6 hours; however, you don’t need to complete it all at once—you can take a break and return to it. You have three months to finish the course.
You will receive an e-certificate upon completion
This course costs £75
The course covers the 6 main skills set out in the Common Core:
- Effective communication and engagement with children, young people and families
- Child and young person development
- Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child
- Supporting transitions
- Multi-agency working
- Sharing information