Training and career development

Experience with children and the right attitude is more valuable than qualifications when you join us. Read about the skills you need.

Training for new staff

We provide in-house training for all new staff to introduce you to working for East Sussex County Council.

Apprenticeship programme and diploma

To work in children’s homes, you need a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare.

If you don’t have a diploma yet, we’ll help you achieve it through our apprenticeship programme (Level 4 Children, Young People and Families Practitioner Apprenticeship).

The apprenticeship gives new staff a structured and supported programme of professional learning for your first two years of employment. Funding for the training is included in our benefits package.

Career development

We support continuous professional development. There are career development opportunities within residential services up to management roles, with learning and support at all stages.