peep city & guilds accreditation for practitioners
NB Trained Peep practitioners currently working on their City & Guilds portfolios have been given automatic extensions due to the Covid lockdown. For more information and support, visit the main C&G webpage in the log-in Members Area.
Practitioners who attend Peep Learning Together Programme Training can complete a portfolio to gain City & Guilds accreditation forUnit 311 'Engage parents in their children's early learning'. This gives you 3 credits (at level 3 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, level 6/7 equivalent in Scotland, level 5 in the Republic of Ireland) towards the 3599 'Work with Parents' award. It will contribute to your CV and Continuing Professional Development.
The accreditation embeds Peep training into your work with parents and children together, and enhances quality - so it is valuable even if you already have a higher level qualification.
Included in the Peep Learning Together Programme Training price.
You will be talked through the process by the trainers during the course, and be given online access to the portfolio and guidance. It is based on your Peep plan-do-review cycle. Your line manager or a colleague will observe one of your sessions with a follow-up discussion – guidance and a form are provided on the log-in Members Area. This observation doubles as quality assurance for your organisation and supervision support for you.
It's manageable! It takes approximately 30 hours, including training course, planning and review time. You will have 9 months to complete, from your training date.
“I believe that this City & Guilds unit has enhanced my practice by being confident in the information I am giving parents and the strategies I use when working with parents. Consolidating my learning from Peep has been a valuable piece of evidence and it has laid the foundations for the Working with Parents Award and specifically using the Peep programme as part of our centre ethos. I feel it is very important that all the staff in our children’s centre who work with parents in an outreach role have a recognised qualification in Working with Parents. As centre manager I am leading by example.”