Training Centre

Training centre

Auralern, Happy Tree's in-house training centreOur training centre Auralern is led by highly trained staff with over 25 years’ experience in teaching and assessing students seeking to gain qualifications and to further their careers in the childcare sector.

We offer the CACHE Early Years Educator Level 2 Certificate and Level 3 Diploma which are both nationally recognised qualifications for childcare professionals. We have two intakes per year, in January and September. Enrolment needs to be completed one month before the start of a class.

Students are allocated a personal tutor, assessor and mentor throughout their period of study with us.
Formal teaching takes place on Saturdays and our classes are limited to a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 15 learners, in order to maximise the learning experience.

The teaching is supplemented by practical hand-on experience working in one of our nurseries for a minimum of 15 hours per week for 40 weeks. Students are monitored and assessed throughout this practice hours.

The nursery is enhanced by the extra input of students (in addition to the full time staff).

Happy Tree Academy has a practice of employing the outstanding graduates from Auralern ensuring that that the highest quality and latest practices are adopted throughout the nursery.

To find out more about Auralern, please contact Majella McElwee via email or on telephone number 01923 824 893