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 children's workforce learning 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.