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


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