BNG Training expands e-learning portfolio

BNG Training is introducing seven new online courses as it continues to expand its services in response to the government drive to raise standards within the childcare industry.

The Edinburgh-based training company which offers a full range of accredited early years courses, has seen the demand for e-learning increase greatly over the past year and is now increasing the number of courses available to 15.

The new courses include Equality and Diversity; What is Play?, Pre-birth to Three (Scotland), Health and Safety, Moving and Handling, Higher Order Thinking and Schemas (Intermediate Level) 

Last year, BNG Training, a sister company of the award winning Bertram Nursery Group, trained 530 students for NVQ and SVQ qualifications in the early years’ sector, coached 470 people at classroom CPD sessions and has nearly 700 people registered on its e-learning site. It is an approved provider for the Scottish Qualifications Authority, SQA, and the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The professional development courses offered by BNG are registered with Education Scotland and approved by The CPD Service.

Susan McGhee, Director for BNG Training, believes that getting the quality of the training right is critical. She said:

“Whilst we offer a combination of different styles and levels of education from classroom to mentoring and apprenticeships to management courses, the demand for specialist e-learning is growing. Government, parents and nurseries all want to see an increase in the number of well-qualified staff in the early years sector, and for many courses e-learning is the most efficient and accessible way forward.

“E-learning is also inclusive. It is proving to be an important way into the profession for young people as well as a route for those nurseries looking to enhance staff knowledge and stay ahead of today’s regulatory (and competitive) environment.

“What we have set out to do is to match this demand by providing high quality online courses that engage the students with good content and offer them meaningful support to get the qualifications and training they need. The additional courses we now have available embrace the breadth of skills and knowledge today’s professional early years’ carers require to keep forging a strong reputation for the industry.”

BNG Training has Gold Standard status in Investors in People.

Elizabeth Lambley, Indigo, 0131 554 1230

Notes to Editors

BNG Training was established in 2004. It is a specialist training organisation offering a range of services to the Early Years sector and employs 15 people.

It is a sister company to Bertram Nursery Group.         

Bertram Nursery Group operates more than 30 nurseries across the UK, including 16 in Scotland, and employs around 820 staff.         

Bertram Nursery Group is leading the way in quality pre-school childcare provision, through the implementation of developmental, imaginative and stimulating resources, including speech therapy, ‘outdoor nurseries’ and links with local communities.

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E-learning is inclusive. It is proving to be an important way into the profession for young people as well as a route for those nurseries looking to enhance staff knowledge and stay ahead of today’s regulatory (and competitive) environment
Susan McGhee