The Course

This pioneering course, introduced in September 2020, is the equivalent of three A levels. 

It is the ultimate blend of theoretical study in the classroom, being hands-on in our state-of-the-art nursery with a fully equipped nursery room and a sensory room, while also working a minimum of one day per week in the industry. 

All students on this course are guaranteed a job interview with the Child Dynamix community nursery in Hull. 

  • What You Study

    Childcare Core Concepts:

    • Wider Context of the childcare industry
    • Supporting Education
    • Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Wellbeing
    • Behaviour
    • Parents, Families and Carers
    • Child Development
    • Observation and Assessment
    • Special Educational Needs and Disability


    Early Years Educator Specialism Key Concepts:

    • Support and promote children’s play, development and early education
    • Develop relationships with children to facilitate their development
    • Plan, provide and review care, play and educational opportunities to enable children to progress
    • Safeguard and promote the health, safety and wellbeing of children
    • Work in partnership with colleagues, parents, carers and other professionals to support children’s development.
  • Entry Requirements

    Four GCSEs at grade 4 or C or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths or a relevant BTEC Level 2/First Diploma, plus one satisfactory reference.

    However, there may be exceptions and all individual cases will be treated on merit.

  • Duration

    Two years full-time. Normally in college three days per week and one to two days in work placement.

  • Careers

    Students who achieve this qualification could progress to the following employment in the Childcare sector, including jobs such as:

    • Nursery worker
    • Teaching assistant
    • Learning mentor
    • Child minding
    • Children’s play centres
    • Schools
    • Special educational needs teaching assistant
  • How To Apply

    Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

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