If you’re thinking about getting a job in a nursery or a play centre, or if you’d like to care for people, then our childcare, health and social care courses are a great place to start. Our childcare courses take you through the basics of working with children and show you how to make learning fun.

Our health and social care courses allow you to specialise in areas like caring for disabled people, social care or housing issues. Whatever course you choose, you’ll get plenty of practical experience to give you confidence when you start work.

~ Includes work experience ~

Age groups

14+, 16-18

What courses can I choose?

CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
CourseLevelQualificationAwarding body
Childcare

Children's Care Learning and Development Level 2 BTEC

Children's Care Learning and Development Level 3 BTEC
2, 3DiplomaEDEXCEL
Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care BTEC Level 2

Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
2, 3Award, certificate, extended certificate, diploma or subsidiary diplomaEDEXCEL

What will I learn?

You will learn a combination of skills like:

  • talking with children and young people
  • respecting children and keeping them safe
  • encouraging children to eat healthily and be active
  • involving children in group activities
  • professional roles and responsibilities
  • work experience and keeping a work log (reflective practice)

What qualification will I have?

Depending on which course you take, you’ll have a certificate or a diploma.

How do I complete the course?

You’ll be assessed through an assignment or an exam.

What can I do next?

With your qualification, you can apply for jobs including:

  • nursery nurse
  • childminder
  • special educational needs assistant
  • preschool advisor
  • playworker
  • play therapist
  • school lunchtime supervisor

Alternatively you can take a related course at a higher level or apply for an apprenticeship in a related work area.

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