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Childcare & Education

Childcare and Education

If you are passionate about working with children, our childcare courses can provide you with the specialist training and hands-on experience required for a successful career within this sector. To be a success in the childcare industry it is essential that you have a professional qualification within your portfolio of qualifications – this shows employers that you have the skills and confidence to deal with a whole range of situations that you may encounter when working with children.

We are one of the first college’s to offer the new T level in Education and Childcare.

The new level 3 childcare course is now the T-level in Childcare and Education, using the Early Years Pathway.  This is suitable for anyone wanting to work with children from birth to 16 years of age. It opens doors into careers such as nursery nurse, specialist play work, special needs assistant and holiday firms as children’s representatives. The qualification also comes with UCAS points making it suitable for those wanting to go to university for Primary Education courses.

Find out more about T levels.

Who are Leicester College's childcare and education courses for?

We offer a range of full and part-time courses. All learners, on successful completion of a childcare course, will achieve a professional qualification that will enable them to progress into employment, higher education, or further training.

Our courses range from entry level through to level 5. The courses include elements of caring for children and young people and working with children in different settings. We have specialist support courses which are aimed at learners who want to become a teaching assistant in a school environment. We also have work-based qualifications that include units of child development, child health, how to observe children and more. Our level 5 course is the Foundation Degree in Children, Families and Community Health. This exciting course combines both work placement and study to help develop learners’ personal and study skills.

If you are aged 16 to 19 and don’t yet have your English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above, these subjects will be an essential part of your study programme. All courses are designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to work in the childcare industry.

Further Information

We have close links with a number of local childcare organisations, allowing you to put into practice the skills you have learnt on your course. This experience looks great on your CV too. Alternatively, there may be an opportunity to work in one of our own nurseries on campus, which have both been graded as Outstanding by Ofsted inspections.

All learners enrolled on Childcare courses must have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, have good attendance records and be able to provide positive references.

Cara Bennett

Cara Bennett

Children, Families and Community Health Certificate of Higher Education

Cara was pregnant in her final year and still managed to complete her course with six distinctions and three merits.
She won the Chair of Governor’s Award for Student Engagement – it is an award given to a student who has played an active role in the Colleges HE community. Cara won this award for all the work she did with the HE office, her Student Ambassador role within the Student Union.

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Childcare Diploma level 2 – C3067

Course Code: C3067

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Kickstart a career in childcare with our introductory course aimed at people with little or no experience. You will be introduced to various topics that are very important within this sector, as well as the types of roles available. With work experience as part of this course, you can progress onto further education or employment.

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Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children Diploma level 1 – C3061

Course Code: C3061

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Take the first steps with us into the childcare and health sector with this course. You will study a range of modules introducing you to this industry, as well as improving your English and maths. You will explore the different jobs within the caring professions and develop both your personal and social skills.

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T Level Education and Childcare – Early Years Childcare Specialism – C7266

Course Code: C7266

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

A career in childcare and early years education fills every day with learning and wonder, adventure and discovery – for you and for them. Our T level will equip you to start work directly after college or progress onto higher education, fully prepared after completing a substantial industry placement.

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T Level in Education and Early Years – Assisting Teaching – C8065

Course Code: C8065

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 09 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

The T levels in Education and Early Years take place in supportive classrooms to understand education's core parts. This prepares you for your 90 days placement in childcare in your second year. In a role that works to your strengths and reflects your interests, you apply all the knowledge of year one to the real world.

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Support in Teaching and Learning Diploma level 3 – C3142

Course Code: C3142

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 10 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Working with children is a rewarding job and for those wanting to work in education, this is the perfect course for you. This teaching assistant diploma is a nationally recognised qualification with modules to support your career goals of working in a school/college environment.

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Teaching Professional Graduate Certificate (PGCE) Further Education and Skills level 6 – C6260

Course Code: C6260

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 23 Sep 2024
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
    5.5 hours per week
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus St Margaret's Campus

Teaching in the lifelong learning sector is exciting and rewarding. Validated by De Montfort University, this two-year, part-time course is for those already holding a degree level qualification. You will develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to teach in FE Colleges, Adult and Community Learning, voluntary, public, and private organisation settings.

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Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People Level 2 Certificate – C7281

Course Code: C7281

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration 6 weeks
  • map Campus DISTANCE

While studying from home, develop your understanding of when and where bullying occurs, how it can affect children and young people and what you can do to help prevent bullying.

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Introducing Caring for Children and Young People TQUK Certificate Level 2 – C6697

Course Code: C6697

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration 9 weeks
  • map Campus DISTANCE

This course will introduce you to childcare and explore the many factors that influence a child's development and wellbeing. Study this course around your existing commitments and gain a qualification to help kick start your career in childcare.

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Introduction to Neuroscience in Early Years Award level 2 – C7932

Course Code: C7932

Key Information

  • start date Start Date Various
  • study hours Study Hours Part Time
  • duration Duration 6 weeks
  • map Campus DISTANCE

Watching children grow and helping those who have difficulty with their development can be a rewarding experience. This new distance learning course aims to give you an understanding of neuroscience in young children which can support your development in your current job role or kickstart a new pathway for your career.

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