On our childcare and education courses, you will learn different subjects to help you build up your confidence as well as helping children learn in a childcare setting. Some of the units include healthy eating, safety, craft activities, psychology and learning through play. These units will help you to understand what it means to work with children.
There are so many opportunities in childcare. Many learners have gone on to work with children in nurseries, classrooms, as teachers or special educational need support staff and even as personal nannies for families.
You will learn exciting and innovative skills in childcare and education in a state-of-the-art nursery and sensory room environment.
For a more academic option, you can also study a T Level in Education and Childcare.
Study at Level:
- Listening and observation
- Development and imagination
- Numeracy and literacy
- Planning lessons
- Health and safety
- Problem solving
Entry requirements for our courses depend on the specific requirements of each Programme of Study and an individual’s previous experience, which will all be discussed during the interview process. The following list offers a guide as to what you might be expected to achieve to gain entry on to a particular level of a course.
PLEASE NOTE IN SOME AREAS WHERE THERE IS A HIGHER MATHS, ENGLISH OR SCIENCE CONTENT, OR WHERE TECHNICAL SKILLS ARE REQUIRED, THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS ARE HIGHER THAN STATED BELOW. APPLICANTS ARE ADVISED OF ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIVIDUAL COURSES AT THEIR INTERVIEW AND THIS IS CHECKED AT ENROLMENT. FOR CREATIVE COURSES A PORTFOLIO REVIEW OR AUDITION MAY BE REQUIRED AT INTERVIEW.
Entry Level 3 Programmes
No formal entry qualifications but subject to approval from the Foundation Learning Assessment Team.
Level 1 Programmes
GCSEs grades1-2 or E to G or equivalent, including Foundation Awards and Entry Level Certificates.
Level 2 Programmes
Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade 3 (previously D) or above including Maths and English language OR Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above including Maths and English language and relevant subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 1 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Maths at Level 1.
Level 3 Programmes
Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 4 (previously C) or above including Maths and English language OR Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above including Maths and English language and relevant subject qualification OR Minimum of Level 2 course in chosen subject at merit or above and English language and Maths at level 2.
Progressing to each level of study
Once you successfully completed your course you may be able to progress to the next level, following a satisfactory interview with a Tutor. If you’ve finished your Level 3 course you will be offered advice and guidance from our Career Advisers on how to apply for a place at University through UCAS, or how to apply for a job or an Apprenticeship.
Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2 courses generally last one year; Level 3 courses will usually last for two years.
You’ll have the opportunity to spend half of your time within a placement environment. Placements include school settings (primary and secondary), daycare centres, family hubs, nursery schools and more.
A variety of helpful trips, visits and guest speakers will be made available to you during your time on the Childcare course, including Doncaster Wildlife Park, Eureka and the Childhood Centre. You will also learn valuable skills such as Paediatric First Aid and Makaton.
Youll have the opportunity to spend half of your time within a placement environment. Placements include school settings (primary and secondary), daycare centres, family hubs, nursery schools and more.
- Nursery nurse
- Childcare assistant
- Classroom support worker
- Nursery assistant
University & Further Studies:
- Education and Childcare T Level
- Children, Young People and Families
- Early Childhood Studies
- Primary Education and Teaching
- Nursing and Social Work