Any early years’ setting with a pre-school room that is contracted for any DCYA Early Years Programme (ECCE/CCS/TEC) can nominate someone for LINC, as long as they do not have an INCO appointed nor have a current LINC student. To be eligible for the programme candidates must hold a level 5 major award in childcare, at minimum.  The setting manager can nominate themselves or any member of the setting’s staff.