Accredited Training You Receive


Information About Fair Ways Foundation Southampton

Fair Ways give you the training to confidently care for young people with our comprehensive Training and Bespoke Workshops for All our carers.

Fair Ways is also an Approved City and Guilds Exam Centre (Centre Number 067450). What this means is that we have the capacity to deliver not only in-house training, but properly accredited training courses that are externally verified, transferable and recognised for future accreditation should foster carers choose to apply to university, change careers or evidence academic attainment etc.

Our foster carer training

CWDC: Most foster care agencies and departments now offer what is often referred to as “CWDC”. What this is actually referring to is the Children’s Workforce Development Council’s Induction Standards for foster carers. This Level 2 qualification is delivered to all Fairways carers as standard.

In addition to this course Fairways Foster Carers now receive the following courses as part of their standard career progression:

  • Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People’s Workforce – As a City and Guilds exam centre we now offer this course to all our foster carers as part of our standard training package (City and Guilds Diploma 4427).
  • Level 2 Counselling skills Course – Foster Carers willing and able to undertake this study will receive full academic accreditation through the CPCAB.
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills – Foster Carers who successfully complete the Level 2 Counselling course will ALL have the opportunity to progress on to the Level 3.
  • Restorative Approaches (Restorative Justice). Fairways is in the final stages of full accreditation with the Restorative Justice Council. This gives us the capacity to train ALL foster carers to “Practitioner Level” by 2013.
  • Team Teach– Although we do not expect our foster carers to physically restrain young people, it is our belief that training in de-escalation is highly valuable. For this reason now give ALL our foster carers the Team Teach behaviour management training from our own in House Advanced Team Teach instructors.

Every year we also offer grants to a small number of carers who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to training to support them through further education beyond that which we offer in-house. The above courses all count as credit towards further education.

Of course these are only our “Accredited” courses which are routinely available for all carers. In addition we have a full and extensive training calendar for non-accredited, career-enhancing courses.