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Education and Childcare

Delight, exhilaration, madness and endless laughter, no two minutes are alike. But one thing is certain, the rewards of overseeing the welfare and development of children and young adults are unique.

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Apply to start in September 2023

Level 1 Caring for Children Diploma
Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Diploma
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Childrens Play, Learning and Development (with a licence to practice)
Level 3 T Level in Education and Childcare

We hope you apply and join one of our amazing Education and Childcare programmes. We are an aspiring and flourishing department that allows you to develop and study ONE subject that you fully love.

If you’ve got your heart set on having a career as an early years practitioner, primary school teacher, SENCO, Family support worker, Preschool manager to name but a few, our courses can support you to achieve your dreams. You will be taught by industry specialists who possess a wealth of knowledge in the field, and the industry links and placements are unrivalled in the region.

Every programme is focussed on you achieving your goal, and to inspire and excite you to pursue a career within Education and Childcare. Working with children can be rewarding, challenging and diverse, as you consider the wider context effecting children and society around them. You will learn the theory and vocational elements of your chosen pathway.

Our department is developing the future Education and Childcare workforce. With over 100 students engaged in the provisions, we pride ourselves on giving our students the best possible start to their future career.

In 2021/22 the Early Years Block was worth around £3.55 billion, the indicative allocation for 2022/23 is £3.60 billion, with sustained growth over the last few years. There are jobs and opportunities readily available in all sectors of the industry, and it is our job to nurture, encourage and train our students to give them the head start they need to become successful.

You will need a passion and desire for the Education and Childcare industry; lots of energy and 100% commitment to achieve the best you can be. All of the courses are full time and include work placement hours, so dedication and motivation is the key.

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Anthony Harvey, Head of Education and Childcare

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