Early Years

A career in Early Years will open the door to a world of possibilities.

Our Early Years courses are available at Level/s 1, 2, 3

This hugely important vocation could see you play a part in creating the foundations of a child’s behaviour, education and aspirations. If you have a natural affinity with children and want to develop that into a career then our childcare course will equip you with all the practical skills required to progress in to a job. You will study child development and communication as well as working with children in a variety of roles.

The Early Years course will cover child health, playing and learning, safeguarding, craft activities and supporting children learning literacy and numeracy in the early stages. Work experience plays a huge part on this course with placements available in nurseries and schools, all of which will enhance your learning experience and build your confidence, readying you for the workplace.

At Level 1 you will study for a joint Early Years and Health & Social Care qualification before specialising from Level 2.

English & Maths

If you haven’t achieved a GCSE Grade 4 (C) in English and/or Maths you will be required to either; take a Functional Skills qualification if you have achieved a Grade 1 or 2, or retake the GCSE if you’ve achieved Grade 3. You will be fully supported by our specialist team ahead of taking the exam.

Career Areas

  • Nursery Assistant
  • Childminder
  • Early Years Teacher
  • Nursery Manager
  • Classroom Support Worker
  • Children's Rep Abroad
  • Primary Teaching
  • Children's Social Work

HOW IS THIS COURSE ASSESSED?

These courses are assessed through a series of assignments, examinations and the building of a portfolio of subject evidence

WHAT NEXT?

We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for university we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance.