Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

Vocational Level 3

This is a course for those who are looking to work with children and have experience in doing so.

This course is for you if...

...you love working with children and are looking for a career in this field by continuing your studies at university or as part of a vocational setting or abroad.

Where can this course lead to?

Completion of this course means that you are now a licensed early years practitioner. After the course, students can seek employment within nursery or school settings, social services or move onto university to study primary teaching, nursing or social work.

What will I study on this course?

You will learn about working with children at different stages in their growth and development, up to the age of seven years. You also learn how to work with parents, carers and with other professionals in the field of child care and education.

There will be fifteen units in total to study. A substantial amount of time is spent in practical placements with children, including schools and nurseries. Students may also gain some experience of working with children with additional needs during the two year course.

Please note: Students who take any Care course will be required to pay for a DBS (Disclosing and Barring Service) check, and be required to wear a course uniform in placement. 

Extended opportunities and enrichment

Care students get practical experience at our on-site nursery, as well as benefitting from being part of a department which has annually high success rates for leaving students going into either university degrees or employment.


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