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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.

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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.

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Higher Education Learner

Our HNC in Early Childhood Education & Care allows students to take their first step into higher education and prepare for employment or university. The course will greatly develop your knowledge of the early years sector as well as boost your practical skills via extensive work experience.

Meet our students

Sophie Pardoe

The best aspect of this course is the support we get from the tutors. My tutor makes sure that I fully understand my work and always encourages me to do my best."

Sophie Paradoe, a former Hartford Church of England High School pupil, is currently in the second year of her Level 3 Childcare course. She is happy to be gaining the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to begin her dream career as an early years primary school teacher.

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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