We provide a practical, real-world approach to learning for those who want to work with children from birth to seven years. The course has a strong practical emphasis, including extensive work experience to build up your knowledge and skills. Whether you're looking to start work in childcare or are already employed and would like to progress your career, we'll support you.
- Maintaining the health of children
- The protection and welfare of children
- Equality, diversity and inclusion
- Meeting the needs of the developing child
- Children's play
- Supporting healthy lifestyles for children
- English and Maths, as required.
One year full-time, normally in college three days a week.
Further study is available on the Level 3 course run at the college, subject to achieving GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 or above.
Level 2 qualifications provide you with the knowledge and skills you need for working under supervision in nursery and creche care, in playgroup and pre-school environments, and in classroom support.
Application is through the online form, by calling 01522 304600 or by the Common Application Process.
Four GCSEs at grade 3 or D or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant Level 1 qualification. A satisfactory reference and clear Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) check are also required.
BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
Jasmine knew she wanted to dedicate her life to helping others but wasn’t sure exactly how.
Her time studying Health and Social Care at the College College has given her a much better understanding of the areas available and she is now intent on working with primary school children or those suffering mental health issues.
Jasmine said: “We’ve learned about helping vulnerable people in all stages of life, including the elderly, children, people with additional needs and mental health issues. I’ve really learned a lot – much more than I thought I would. The course goes into a lot more areas than I thought it would.
“I’ve had work experience in a primary school and a care home. They have been really interesting, contrasting experiences.
“When I started the course I wanted to help people but I wasn’t sure how. This has helped me see what options there are and eventually I would like to work in a primary school or in mental health. Mental health is a really big issue and it is very interesting.”