OFSTED: Common Core Skills and Knowledge - Level 2

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

We provide common core of skills and knowledge training directly for individual child-carers and for local authorities across the country. We are the only training provider to limit our numbers to 8 attendees. Please bring an up-to-date CV, a note pad and example of an behavioural issue with a child you might have supported to the course.

  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Assessment: Assessment is continuous throughout the day by the trainer. There is no final exam.
  • Completion Certificate: On completion of the course participants will receive a certificate of attendance confirming that they have completed the necessary course in childcare skills for the Ofsted Voluntary register. Certificates are issued on the day. 
  • Course Cost: £80.00 inclusive (refreshments and lunch included in this fee)
  • Course Timings: 10am start 


Our next courses are:

  • Sunday 14th October 2018
  • Sunday 11th November 2018
  • Sunday 16th December 2018

To book and pay, please (fill in the form on the contact page)

This course is held in East Finchley – 12 minutes walk from the Northern Line, or a 2 minute bus ride from the station. There is free parking in the side roads.  Light refreshments (hot beverages, juice, fruit etc) are provided throughout the course. Do let us know if you have any dietary requirements.

Course Content:

The Common Core set out by the Children’s Workforce Development Council reflects a set of common values for practitioners. These areas covered include:

  • Module 1 – Communicating with children, young people, their parents and carers
  • Module 2 – Child and young person development
  • Module 3 – Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the child
  • Module 4 – Supporting transitions
  • Module 5 – Multi-Agency Team Working
  • Module 6 – Information Sharing