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CEYC bursary scheme for qualifications
The bursary window is now open and we are now accepting applications, including Level 4 qualifications. The deadline to apply is 4pm on Friday 24 May 2013.
Qualifications supported by CEYC
CEYC provides bursaries for the following qualifications in the next bursary window:
- Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
- Level 2 Certificate in Pre-School Practice
- Level 3 Diploma in Pre-School Practice
- Level 4 Higher Professional Diploma in Early Years
- Level 4 Steiner Waldorf Teaching Diploma
Level 5 Open University module of Early Years Foundation Degree (existing students only)
Bursaries are provided for courses delivered by approved organisations.
Qualifications can be checked by using the Teaching Agency Qualifications List for those delivering the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) here
Childcare providers must have an up to date entry of the Teaching Agency Qualifications Audit Tool to be eligible for bursary funding.
Bursary amounts 2013
The childcare provider will pay the first £150 of the course fee, payable directly to the training provider. The CEYC bursary will pay the remainder of the fee up to a maximum of £950. If the course fee is more than £1100, the childcare provider setting will pay the balance in addition to the £150 already paid.
The childcare provider will pay the first £250 of the course fee, payable to the training provider. The CEYC bursary will pay the remainder of the fee up to a maximum of £1150. If the course fee is more than £1400, the childcare setting will pay the balance in addition to the £250 already paid.
For apprenticeships, these levels of payment apply to the Employer’s Contribution rather than the course fee.
The childcare provider will pay the first £300 of the course fee, payable to the training provider. The CEYC bursary will pay the remainder of the fee up to a maximum of £1000. If the course fee is more than £1300, the childcare setting will pay the balance in addition to the £300 already paid.
Level 5 Open University Foundation Degree in Early Years modules
Open University students who have previously received a bursary from CEYC may apply for a bursary for further funding to complete their qualification. They stay on the lower rate until they finish their qualification or until 2017 and will pay £150 per module and the CEYC bursary will pay the balance. There is no funding available for new OU students who have not received CEYC support in the past.
Early Years Foundation Degree
The fees at Brighton University are confirmed as follows:
April 2013: £5,625
April 2014: £5,625
April 2015: £2,250
Total fee: £13,500
Students that have received CEYC in the past can continue to receive bursary support and should contact CEYC directly to discuss their funding. New students starting the course in April will need to consider Student Finance or other financial support as there will be no bursary funding available. CEYC advises new Foundation Degree students to discuss funding with their chosen university.
Checking international qualificationsIf you are recruiting childcare staff with an international qualification, have a look at the UK NARIC website for details of the "Statement of Comparability". This is an officially recognised document that confirms the recognition of an overseas qualification and its comparable level in the UK.
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