This study programme is designed to give you the knowledge and skills needed
to support the care and education of babies and young children in a day nursery
The programme is aimed at learners who are thinking of working in childcare
either in a nursery or a school or who are aiming to progress into higher
education to complete an early years or primary education degree.
When studying at levels 2 and 3 you will be in college for part of the week
and on placement in a nursery or primary school for one or two days each week.
At level 1 you will be in college between 3 and 4 days with organised visits to
The programme will help you to understand your own personal and social
development, including how to behave professionally. It is very important that
learners are able to manage their own behaviour and follow the college rules, as
young children learn how to behave from the people around them, so we must be
positive role models when working with children.
Successful completion of level 3 Childcare and Education gives licence to
practice in an early years setting and up to 168 UCAS points
Future Career and Earning Potentials:
Nursey Worker £14K-£24K
Teaching Assistant £11K-£23K
Early Years Teacher £25K-£36K
(Source: National Careers Service)
Please Note: Work placement opportunities will be available at all