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If you would love to work with children and make a real difference to their lives, our childcare courses could be perfect for you. The knowledge and practical experience you will gain on your course will lead you towards a successful career in this rewarding sector.

Trips and visits

You will have the opportunity to take part in fascinating visits to unique places such as the International Slavery Museum, Eureka Museum and the Thackray Medical Museum. Students have also been on exciting international trips to Prague, Disneyland Paris, and Poland.

We also encourage our level 3 childcare students to visit different universities. Last year students visited Edge Hill University and took part in mock seminars and lectures.

I am

16-18 Years Old

If you are a school leaver studying childcare, you will begin by acquiring the basic skills required to work in this industry, such as communication and leadership skills. As you progress, you will learn all about child growth and development as well as learning how to educate young children, and gain your early years educator qualification. As part of your course, you will take part in a regular work placement, which will equip you with valuable practical experience as well as preparing you for entry into the workplace.

I am an

Adult Learner

We have a range of adult childcare courses, including online and part time courses, suitable for those who are seeking employment within an early years or educational setting. Perhaps you have always dreamed of working with children, or are already working within the sector and want to gain a qualification. Whatever your ambition, our expert tutors will provide all the support you need to achieve it.

Meet our students

Elizabeth Buxton
I really enjoyed being on placement with the children. The best thing about studying here is getting to do what I love. I have now got a job in a local day nursery and love it!”

Level 3 Childcare student Elizabeth Buxton has always loved being around children and knew studying childcare would help her secure her dream job of working in a nursery. Elizabeth, former student of Sir Thomas Boteler CE High, feels her tutors have supported her really well, and is especially enjoying the practical aspect of her course.

Meet our tutors

Charlotte Marshall

Charlotte Marshall

Charlotte Marshall is Curriculum Manager for Childcare and Health & Social Care, and has been teaching at the college for six years. Charlotte was previously a nursery manager and has an abundance of industry experience to share with her students.

Charlotte has also achieved a BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies and an MA Education from the University of Chester. Charlotte loves teaching at the college and helping her students reach their career goals.

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