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Common Core Skills Online

In order to register on the Ofsted Voluntary Childcare Register (VOCR) and/or comply with Ofsted requirements, child-carers are required to undertake common core of skills and knowledge training.

We provide common core of skills and knowledge training directly for individual child-carers, sports club staff, and for local authorities across the country. We offer this training as an online course.

Completion of this course provides child-carers and those that work with children in other settings with the required childcare training for registration on the Ofsted Voluntary Childcare Register (VOCR) and improves the knowledge and skills of those who complete the course.

For child-carers, registering with Ofsted can improve your employability as many families will only consider employing Ofsted Registered child-carers.

Learners complete the course online by logging onto our learning portal-MNT Learning. Learners have 4 weeks to complete and submit the assessments to us.

Online learning is particularly popular for learners who prefer the flexibility of learning from home at their own pace, or who need to complete the course very quickly. Learners will have access to support throughout their studies and can email or phone in with queries.

Learners who are nervous about assessments should be reassured that we are very supportive of our learners and in particular when completing assessments. Learners can call or email for help and support with any queries and we are very used to helping learners for whom English is not their first language.

Communicating with children, young people, their parents and carers

Child and young person development

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child

Supporting transitions

Multi-agency working

Sharing information

Learners must be 16 years or older

Learners studying online must ensure their computer meets the minimum requirements as refunds cannot be given once enrolled. If you have any concerns about this please call us and we will be happy to offer support. These requirements include:

  1. Internet access and a working email address

  2. Up to date internet browser such as: internet explorer/safari/google chrome/firefox (if your browser is not up to date your screen may not display the content as it should. Please call us if you wish us to help you check your browser and how to update it if needed- it's very easy- even we can do it!)

  3. Ability to hear audio/video via your computer- this course contains video clips.

  4. Use of a computer to study the course - tablets and smartphones are not advisable for studying as the display and functionality can be affected.

Additionally learners should be familiar with navigating a website and have used a Word Processing package such as Microsoft Word in the past.

Course fee: £99 (& VAT)

Enrolments can also be made over the phone Mon-Fri- 0844 8268 446

'Loved the course, it was well set out and easy to follow. Great help and information when calling MNT and very efficient at getting me enrolled on the home study version of the course which was great as I was in a hurry to register with Ofsted. You knew more than Ofsted did - thank you so much!'

Anna, Nanny - Common Core Skills Course

'Everytime I have called MNT I have felt confident by the services provided because the staff are so helpful and cheerful. This course is a far easier option than ringing round each local authority to see who can help you and the course I found for my local authority (Newcastle) seemed to only run once a quarter and involved 4 full days away from work.I run a Nanny agency and shall be happy to be suggest nannies do this course.'

Sarah, Nanny Agency Owner (Kids Deserve the Best) - Common Core Skills Course