New year start for care course

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A COURSE enabling learners to kickstart a career in childcare begins in Barnsley in February.

It will provide a diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce is available on Tuesday mornings from 9am to 1pm at The Core in County Way, starting on February 19.

The course lasts until July 2014 and will last for 48 weeks of teaching. Learners attend once a week and carry out seven hours per week placement in an early years setting.

The course is the recognised qualification for employment in the industry.

It will cost just over £700 but from September all new learners will need to take out a loan for the full cost of the course – about £1,400.

An evening class may also be available in the near future.