Course: Access to Higher Education Diploma in Childcare

Department: Health and Social Care and Childcare

Type: 19+

Duration: One year

The Course

Access to Higher Education courses are designed to prepare students aged 19+ for a Foundation Degree programme. This course is designed for people who want to return to study after time out of education, building academic and personal confidence and developing the skills needed for real success on a degree-level course.

Our Access course enables you to be part of that development, supported by a department with links to over 100 placement providers across the region, including day nurseries, child minders, special schools, primary schools and children's centres.

What You Study

  • Study skills for Higher Education
  • Practical childcare skills
  • Careers in childcare
  • Children’s development (from 0 to 12 years)
  • Safeguarding children
  • Working in partnership
  • Reflective practice.

How To Apply

Apply online or call the College on 0800 731 82 81.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade C or 4 or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant BTEC Level 2 / First Diploma. A satisfactory reference and clear Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) check are also required. 

Lucy Brown

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

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.

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