Early Years

Support Available for Early Years Qualifications

Workforce Development Funding Pathway 2021-22

We are pleased to advise that once again this year, we can continue to support the development of the Early Years workforce through the following funding streams:

Workforce Bursary (maximum of 2 staff members)

This funding can be accessed to support ratio’s for either Level 2 or Level 3 courses which meet the Early Years Educator Standards (full and relevant) by either the diploma or apprenticeship route.

Diploma Route up to 80% (capped at £2000) towards the course fee’s for students undertaking study of qualifications listed as full and relevant. Full and relevant qualifications list

Apprenticeship Route up to £2500 to support the cost of employing an apprentice undertaking study of qualifications listed as full and relevant.

Free Level 3 qualifications available to eligible adults will not be supported by this funding. For more details regarding free Level 3 qualifications available to eligible adults please use the link below.

Find a free level 3 qualification

Workforce Development Grant (maximum of 2 staff members)

This funding can be accessed to support settings with new and existing student members undertaking Level 4 (foundation degree or equivalent) and upwards to complete a BA Honours. This funding is capped at £2000 per student member.

If you are interested and would like to apply for funding, please send an email to eycpd@buckinghamshire.gov.uk to request an application form and to find out more regarding the process.

Other funding

 For students not eligible for a bursary you may like to consider:

It is important to check with the chosen training provider that they accept payment from Student Finance England before applying for a loan.

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