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Training News

Maths and Literacy Training

We are holding some exciting maths and literacy training. You can find out more by downloading the presntations below:

If you are interested in becoming a Maths or Literacy Specialist you must be able to meet the following criteria:

  • Good or Outstanding setting
  • Commit to 2 days training each half term with agreement from your Manager
  • Interested in developing Action Research
  • Want to be part of an exciting new project to support other settings
  • Be free to attend training on 6/11/2015 and 3/12/2015

Please ring Kim Stokes on 01922 652936 or 07944279937 or email kim.stokes@edu.walsall.gov.uk for further information.


WellComm Training

WellComm training is an exciting, throught-provoking and interesting course that will help you support and develop children's speech and language. You can find out more by downloading our flyer:

We now have some feedback and clarification from our October and November WellComm Forums. Please visit our News page to find out more.


Walsall Early Years Updates

If you weren't able to make it to our recent Update meetings, you can download the presentation below:

Walsall Early Years Briefing presentation (Powerpoint 725KB)


​Funding for Level 3 and above

If you are aged 24 years or over and thinking about doing a Level 3 qualification or above, there are some Government backed loans available. To find out more visit the Government's website.


Early Years Teachers Programme

If you have or are working towards a Foundation Degree, or full degree, then the Early Years Teachers Programme could be the next step in your career. For more information visit:


Qualifications Checker

The childcare sector is currently going through a number of changes, with further ones being proposed. Due to this, we would highly recommend that you check that your childcare qualifications are full and relevant. Visit the Department for Education website. If you find that you need additional modules or learning, please contact trainingfis@edu.walsall.gov.uk.


First-Aid at Work

As an employer you have a legal duty under the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981, to provide your employees with adequate and appropriate first-aid equipment, facilities and trained people to give them immediate treatment if the need arises. For more information, please visit the Health and Safety Executive's website and download factsheet First-Aid at Work - Your Questions Answered.


First Steps Training

First Steps Training helps practitioners with the early identification of children at risk in households with drug or alcohol problems. They can offer on site training. Visit the First Steps website for more information.


Do you worry that in this age of computers, Facebook and smart phones that you are getting left behind?

Have you thought about taking an ICT course?

Both Walsall Adult Community College (WACC) and Walsall's Library service offer courses. To find out more: