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


Art and design students at Kirklees College are preparing for their annual show – Create 17.

Congratulations to Level 3 business student Tiffany Boland who has reached the finals of a national competition.

VIP guests were invited to a bolt-tightening ceremony at Kirklees College’s Springfield Centre to mark progress with the building work.

Kirklees College has been ‘floored’ by the generosity of a Leeds company who donated a selection of laminate panels to its construction department.

Pagid, the UK’s biggest-selling braking brand, is helping the next generation of motor mechanics by supporting automotive courses at Kirklees College.

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