Professional Consulting Skills Programme

Professional Consulting Skills Programme

Accredited training for Early Years Consultants

The Early Years and Childcare Sector continue to be under the spotlight. The current
approaches to funding are not succeeding in raising quality to the levels needed, particularly in the poorest areas.

Early Years Consultants and Advisers need to develop a high level of consulting skills in addition to their own specific areas of expertise in order to effectively provide the support that owners and managers of EY settings and EY teachers in schools require.

Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the UK’s leading professional body for managers, consultants and advisers, the Professional Consulting Skills Programme has been specifically designed to support and develop people who are considering or who have already begun to establish themselves as independent consultants and advisers within the sector.

Learn about…

  • Setting up and running a consultancy business in the EY sector
  • Refining your USP
  • Essential consultancy skills and diagnostic tools
  • Establishing your reputation as an EY consultant
  • Overcoming communication challenges facing a consultant
  • Managing your professional development
  • Adding value to clients
  • Sources of funding, information and resources to support settings
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The NEyTCO Professional Consulting Skills Programme offers you the opportunity to take part in either a first module New to Consultancy Workshop (one day workshop) or to build on this with further training to cover the syllabus of the Level 5 Award in Professional Consulting, awarded by the Chartered Management Institute(CMI) (An additional day of face to face training, a series of webinars, one-to-one tutorial support etc.). By completing the post-course assignment, which is externally marked by CMI examiners, you can gain this important qualification to demonstrate your competence.

Who should attend?

The Professional Consulting Skills Programme is designed for:

  • Those new to operating as a consultant who wish to build their confidence and develop under-pinning knowledge and skills
  • Experienced consultants who wish to build on their existing abilities and acquire an accredited qualification
  • People who are currently employed in specialist roles who are planning to work as consultants in the future.

The Programme gives you the key skills and knowledge to confidently add value to clients in the Early Years and Childcare sector, whatever your role or specialism.

What do participants say?

“It brought out some of the skills that maybe I wasn’t aware I had – it’s given me more confidence to go into settings”

“The group working was very helpful – it was very much based on us doing the work rather than it being a lecture”

“The programme provided an opportunity to update my knowledge base, but also I welcomed the opportunity to share learning and best practice, and to network”


The fee for the Professional Consulting Skills Programme

Leading to the Level 5 Award in Professional Consulting

£1,395 + VAT 

NEyTCO Members may also take advantage of an instalment plan to spread the cost, provided that the fee has been paid in full by the start of the programme.  

Register below

Programme Details

  • Nationally recognised qualification with the opportunity for progression
  • 2 full days of face to face training in a city near you plus webinars and tutorial support
  • A combination of structured classroom-based training, case study activity and self-study
  • One year’s Affiliate Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) or The Institute of Consulting (IC) with access to their national and regional events and free online learning materials in a wide range of management topics
  • All materials including core textbook plus electronic copies of learning materials for use within your settings
  • Unlimited email and phone tutorial support plus access to a confidential support website with frequently asked questions and guidance to further assist you in completing your assignment

Member Benefits

In addition students who are NEyTCO members and who successfully complete the Level 5 Award qualification will be able to access the following valuable benefits through NEyTCO:

  • Access to a lead mentor who is able to support
    them through their first year and will also be able to signpost them to a pool of specialist mentors from within the NEyTCO membership
  • Valuable face to face and virtual networking opportunities
  • Invitations to attend an annual conference and other events at a reduced rate

Course Dates (London)

Course Dates for London – Spring 2018

  • 9th March 2018
  • 13th April 2018

Book Now for 2018

Bookings being taken now for London.

Also available in any mainland UK location (subject to a min. of 6 students)

Please email members@neytco.co.uk with your enquiry


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