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.
~ Includes work experience ~

Age groups

16-18

Full-time courses

Children’s Care Learning and Development Level 2

Certificate

Children’s Care Learning and Development Level 3

Diploma

What will I learn?

You will learn skills like:

  • talking with children and helping them to learn
  • 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 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.