Early Years Career Progression Pathways (EYCPP)

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Currently studying an Early Years degree or currently working in the Early Years sector?
Access free upskilling courses to help boost your employability and support you with your career!

Early Years Career Progression Pathways (EYCPP), part-funded by the European Social Fund, is a programme designed to provide an effective response to the skills gaps and recruitment and retention challenges faced within the Early Years and Childcare sectors. As part of the programme, EYCPP will deliver an innovative programme of FREE tailored skills workshops and webinars.

The EYCPP programme brings together expertise from Birmingham City University (BCU), Newman University and West Smethwick Enterprise (WSE).

How does EYCPP work?

When joining the programme, you will be matched with a dedicated Skills Advisor who will work closely with you to identify and address your skills requirements. As part of your development plan, your Skills Adviser will also go through the learning opportunities available through the partnership, to find the best courses suited for your career aspirations.

Don’t worry, the support doesn’t stop once you have finished, EYCPP and your skills advisor will continue to be available and access further workshops and webinars.

EYCPP will help you to:

  • Identify the skills needed to develop your career
  • Create and complete a personalised action plan
  • Access a wide range of webinars and workshops to support your progression into Early Years employment
  • Support to secure valuable placement and practical opportunities
  • Provide access to a network of Early Years professionals

View our current programme of available training.


You must be over 18, have Right to Work in the UK and live in the GBSLEP More Developed Area (Birmingham, Solihull, Bromsgrove, Redditch or Wyre Forest).

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Please complete the form below to get in touch with our EYCPP department and a friendly member of the team will get back in touch with you.

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