• Do you aspire to a career within the childcare sector?
  • Have you considered primary school teaching as you next career?
  • Perhaps you would like to gain first-hand experience by learning on a work placement?

Whether you are looking for a career as a nursery assistant, nursery officer or early year’s practitioner then we have the programme of study for you.

We offer nationally recognised qualifications which meet the needs of students, employers and the industry. Our excellent work placement opportunities provide you with first-hand experience of working in the sector, allow you to apply theory to practice and gain an insight into the work roles available.

Opportunities include organisations such as day nurseries, preschools, infant schools, special schools, voluntary organisations and child-minders.

Our highly skilled and experienced tutors and links with employers will ensure you are supported to achieve your career goals, are work ready and well prepared to join the workforce
or progress onto further study. A very high percentage of our students progress into employment within the sector and also to Higher Education degrees including early years teaching, childhood studies and foundation degrees.

Courses and Apprenticeships available in:

  • Caring for Children
  • Childcare and Education
  • Children and Young People's Workforce
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The qualifications offered by our college are nationally recognised.

We allow our students to gain first-hand experience by providing them with workplace opportunities.

Our childcare students will have the chance to work in organisations such as day nurseries, infant schools and child minding organisations.

Many of our students often go on to Higher Education degrees as well as a very high percentage of them progressing into employment.


Following the Childcare
route you could be:
  • Child Minder
  • Primary School Teaching
  • Nursery Teaching


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“The course fitted around my lifestyle and with the help of the course tutors and managed to prioritise and break the workload down,”

Nicola Blakey
Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce Level 3

After successfully completing her course, Nicola says it was definitely worthwhile and would encourage anyone thinking about returning to education to go for it.

Nicki is now the owner and manager of Thurcroft Early Years in Rotherham, which operates from Thurcroft Welfare Community Hall.

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