Childhood Studies

Experienced staff combined with work placement opportunities provides a successful combination for you to progress in the childcare sector.

A word from us

There are a wide range of opportunities available to work with children and young people, so there’s never been a better time to consider working in this sector.

In response to new Government initiatives, childcare provision across the UK has rapidly expanded and brought with it new job opportunities in the sector.

In schools, there are many roles such as Teaching and Support Assistants, and professionals supporting children, young people, families and communities are working together in new ways bringing on new opportunities for students of this subject.

It’s an exciting time to work with children and young people!

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Did you know?

There are many employment opportunities in the childcare sector from becoming a nursery nurse and teaching assistant to managing or supervising a child care centre, there are plenty of options waiting for you in this career path.

A word from our students

College was really good for me. The staff were always helpful and supportive and I got some fantastic experience in the field I now work in.

Moeed Ahmed
Course: Childcare Level 3


Students selected for exceptional achievement or major progress at Kirklees College attended a glittering awards ceremony to receive their prize.

Initial work has started this week to clear the land which will see two brand new educational facilities built in the heart of Dewsbury town centre.

A recent Government report states that the existing arrangements for post 16 education and training in Kirklees are the best option for the area.

Kirklees College’s specialist animal centre in Huddersfield now has its own library after students requested one.

Last week 4,500 full time learners at Kirklees College took part in Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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