During the Childcare course you will study child development and communication as well as working with children in a variety of roles. The course will cover child health, playing and learning, safeguarding, craft activities and supporting children learning literacy and numeracy in the early stages. A career in childcare will open the door to a world of possibilities.
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Childcare Courses

Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children

Level 2 Certificate in an Introduction to Early Years Education and Care

Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator)

What Next?

UCAS points are available upon successful completion of level 3 and you don’t have to travel far to further your studies. You could study for a foundation degree at the University Centre Grimsby in Early Childhood Studies, or if you are thinking of studying further afield there are also plenty of choices at universities across the UK. You could also consider an apprenticeship in childcare if you’re ready to go straight to work.

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.

Career Areas

  • Nursery assistant
  • Early years teacher
  • Classroom support worker
  • Nanny