• Do you aspire to a career within the childcare sector?
  • Do you want to teach in a primary school?
  • Do you want to gain experience by learning on a work placement?

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.

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.

Courses and Apprenticeships available in:

  • Caring for Children
  • Childcare and Education
  • Children and Young People's Workforce
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We allow our students to gain first-hand experience by providing workplace opportunities in organisations such as day nurseries, infant schools and child minding organisations.

Many of our students often go on to Higher Education degrees including early years teaching, childhood studies and foundation 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


Higher Education Courses
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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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