St Albans offers placements to students that are working towards qualifications, for example the pre-school will offer placements to those students who are working towards a qualification in the childcare sector.
The lunch club will offer student placements for those students working towards a health and social care qualification.
We have very good working relationships with many training providers but in particular the main two being Sandwell College and Paragon Training. Majority of our students who have completed their level 2 qualification within the pre-school go onto higher education and complete their level 3. We currently have 20 students on role within the pre-school and 2 within the lunch club.
“St Albans has really been supportive whilst I have been doing my NVQ; they have made me feel more confident as this was a big area of weakness for me before. There is a nice friendly atmosphere within the pre-school.
I have learnt a lot working here, such as team work. I have been able to do my NVQ comfortably here and I would recommend other students to choose St Albans for their placement.”
Rachel Sharpe, NVQ Student
“I joined St Albans pre-school setting to do an NVQ 2 in September 09. I have achieved a lot in this period. The staff are so very helpful and supportive whenever I need them.
In the last eight months I have learnt so much about children and their development and now clearly have a greater understanding about childcare.
This also helps my parenting skills as I have a small child that also attended this Pre-school and learnt so much from his time here. Big thanks to St Albans for being a great team.”
Satvinder Phull, NVQ Student