Health and Social Care and Childcare

Make a difference - in practice!

Our Childcare and Early Years programmes meet the needs and aspirations of students who want to build, develop and extend their skills in a real-world environment. They want to do the job, not just learn about it - so the rich range of work experience we offer is crucial. Our provision is contemporary, practice-based, and approved by employers. We provide opportunities for students starting out on their career path, and for those currently employed in childcare settings who wish progress in-career.

Health and Social Care and Childcare Overview

Courses build on our current links with over 100 placement providers across the region - settings include day nurseries, pre-school provision, childminders, special schools, primary schools, and children’s centres. Through these positive partnerships we ensure that our students are fully equipped for the world of work. Employers and outside agencies and organisations contribute directly to the review and development of our programmes.

Our full-time and industry-based staff bring a rich range of essential sector-specific skills and practice-based experience and knowledge to each course. Bringing together classroom and work-based learning we equip students with the knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to employment and the needs of local, regional and national job markets. We produce childcare professionals with exceptional prospects.

Lucy Brown

Lucy Brown

BTEC Level 3 in Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Educator)

Student Profile

Lucy manages to hold down two jobs, working as an early years educator at a local nursery and also as a waitress, as well as her studies as she pursues her dream career working with children.