School Age Childcare specific training you can access anytime.
SOSCN Learn Online
School Age Childcare specific training you can access anytime.

On our learning platform, you can develop or refresh your understanding and enhance your skills in a range of subjects that you can put into practice, to help you deliver the best play and wellbeing outcomes for the children in your services.

Anytime, anywhere, on the subjects you need.


Whether you’re an experienced professional or eager newcomer, at SOSCN Learn, we aim to support everyone in the school age childcare workforce with high quality, sector specific training. Building on over 30 years’ experience supporting thousands of school age childcare services, our goal at SOSCN Learn is to share the knowledge you need, in a format you can access anytime, anywhere.

How does it work?

Register Quickly register with SOSCN Learn to browse our catalogue of course. We are always working on new courses and updating our current courses to provide you with up to date, accurate information. We’ll keep you updated when new course become available.

Enrol Enrol by selecting the courses you need from our selection of sector specific sessions. Each course has been created using SOSCN’s 30 plus years of knowledge and experience supporting school age childcare.

Learn Work through your course at your own pace, anytime and anywhere with internet access. In our bite size sections which you’ll find in video, audio and text format. Your progress will be automatically saved as you go along. Although our courses have been designed to be self-directed, you can contact us for assistance and support.

Complete the tasks and quizzes Our courses contain tasks to help you reflect on your practice and learning, and quizzes to assess your understanding. Most of the quizzes are multiple choice questions. You will need to get full marks in all of our quizzes to complete the course, but don’t worry about getting all answers correct first time. You will have plenty chances to try again!

Achieve Once you have completed the course, you can instantly download your personalised, digital certificate. This will be saved onto your account so you can access it in the future.


Available courses

This session has been created to give you an understanding of what working in school age childcare might look like, and give you the initial knowledge you'll need to help you get started.

Every service is different though, so it’s important you learn the specifics of your service and the children and families that use it. Don’t worry about taking all the information in at once during this session. With access to this session, you can come back in the future and use the content as a point of reference.

This session has been broken down into 6 main sections:

  • What is school age childcare?
  • Partner organisations
  • Relevant Legislation and frameworks
  • Qualifications and training
  • Useful Knowledge to Get You Started
  • Polices, procedures and questions to ask

Cost: £22

This session has been designed to develop the knowledge and understanding of staff at all levels in the subject of medication management, and how to utilise this in practice, to ensure medication is stored safely, administered safely, removed safely, and everything in between.

This session has been broken down into four main sections:

  • What is medication management?
  • The information that is required to be documented & recorded throughout the medication management process
  • A detailed look at each stage of a typical medication management process
  • Common medications you may come across

The management of medication in a school age childcare setting is a task that carries a great level of responsibility. The consequences that come with poorly managed practice in this area can cause serious harm to a child. 

Mistakes are more likely to occur when policies and procedures are not robust, understood, followed or updated regularly.

This is no doubt a reason why it is common practice for service’s medication management systems to be scrutinised during an inspection.

Cost: £27

This session has been designed to give a fundamental understanding of play to those members of staff and volunteers who may have recently joined the school age childcare sector, who have never accessed training on the subject before, or to those more experienced staff looking for a bit of a refresh.

In this session, there’s three main questions we’re going to try and answer.

  • WHY is play important?
  • WHAT is play?
  • HOW can we support play?

As members of the school age childcare sector, or what we used to refer to as the out of school care sector, we have a responsibility to advocate for play. To do that effectively, we must strive towards becoming experts in play, as we continue to further professionalise the sector and push for our knowledge and experience to be heard by our peers in other sectors we engage with.

You may well be an expert already, but it’s important that you continue to develop and challenge your understanding of play, considering the theories that define it, the evidence to support it and the skills to facilitate and enhance it.

The goal of this session is that you complete it having learned something, gained a new perspective, or have a renewed passion to take into your practice to ultimately support the children in your services to have the best possible play experiences.

Cost: £27