We provide a practical, real-world approach to learning for those who want to work with children from birth to seven years. The course has a strong practical emphasis, including extensive work experience to build up your knowledge and skills. Whether you’re looking to start work in childcare or are already employed and would like to progress your career we’ll support you.
- Maintaining the health of children
- The protection and welfare of children
- Equality, diversity and inclusion
- Meeting the needs of the developing child
- Children’s play
- Supporting healthy lifestyles for children
- English and Maths, as required.
One year full-time, normally in College three days a week.
Further study is available on the Level 3 course run at the College, subject to achieving GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 or above.
Level 2 qualifications provide you with the knowledge and skills you need for working under supervision in nursery and crèche care, in playgroup and pre-school environments, and in classroom support.
Four GCSEs at grade D or 3 or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths, or a relevant Level 1 qualification. A satisfactory reference and clear Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) check are also required.
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.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: Bishop Burton College is a great place to learn. All the people at the College are really friendly. I enjoy my time here because the course is great and and the teachers are lovely.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: One of the best things about my course is the work placement because you get to learn what it is really like to work in a nursery or school. The modules we do are also really interesting.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I hope to one day become a juvenile probation officer or a juvenile counsellor in America.