The Academy

Academy overview

The Academy offers a virtual learning environment to everyone within Central Bedfordshire’s children’s workforce, regardless of whether they are employed in the public, private or voluntary sector.

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About the Academy

The Academy offers:

  • a range of information, advice and guidance for all those working or considering a career in childcare, social care or administration. This includes support to access appropriate education and training, development of existing skills, and increased career prospects
  • a practice unit for newly qualified social workers and students, offering dedicated support for those at an early stage in their careers
  • a strong research and evidenced based approach to professional practice that explores and tests new ideas that work and deliver outcomes for children, young people and families
  • an extensive and well-resourced continuous professional development programme (link opens in new window), including access to a range of qualifications delivered through our NCFE CACHE (link opens in new window) and City and Guilds (link opens in new window) accredited centre