Early years and childcare qualification funding Funding may be available towards the cost of a qualification for people who work in an early years or childcare setting in Trafford. Qualification funding table CourseTotal CostFunding ProvidedCost to Student Level 2 - Children and Young People's Workforce For childminders, volunteers and workers employed in a Trafford early years or childcare setting. £435 £260 £175 Level 3 - Early Years Educator For workers employed in a Trafford early years or childcare setting for more than 16 hours per week. Must have grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths. £225 £135 £90 Level 3 - Early Years Educator For self-employed childminders in Trafford. Must have grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths. £2,882 £1,600 £1,282 Qualifications can only be funded through Trafford College who have met our quality assurance criteria. If you would like to study with a different college or training provider, we are unable to provide funding. If you do not have a GCSE in Maths and English, please contact Trafford College for more information on how to upskill yourself, or your staff. How to apply Contact Trafford College to confirm your place on a course and the total cost of your qualification. Contact early years learning and development team to request a funding application form. You will be notified of funding via email within 10 working days. Funding applications must be received prior to the start date of the course. Funding is subject to availability and Trafford Council reserve the right to refuse or reduce funding at any time. Qualification Checker Find out if a person’s qualifications allow them to work in an early years setting, and if you can include them in staff to child ratios using the early years qualification checker.