Childcare

Childcare

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.

Who are Leicester College's childcare 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.

Paige Stone

Paige Stone

Certificate in Childcare and Education

“I have developed my confidence and other skills. The College has helped me to manage my time and offered me valuable support.
“I will be qualified Nursery Practitioner which will allow me to go into full-time work. Having the chance to work with children has provided me with valuable experience.
“At the end of my two-year course I will be looking to starting university and complete a teaching degree, my end goal is to become a qualified teacher.”

Support in Teaching and Learning Diploma level 3

Course Code: C3142

Key Information

  • Start Date 10 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This qualification is targeted at applicants aged 19 and over. It provides an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school and college environments. It covers all aspects of specialist support, including: planning; delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher; bilingual […]

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Childcare and Education EYE Certificate level 3

Course Code: C4566

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Are you looking to start a career in childcare and education? Then this is the course for you. You will learn about theory of childcare and take part in work experience to equip you to move on to further study or secure a job working with young children, up to age five.

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Childcare Diploma level 2

Course Code: C3067

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

Are you interested in working in the childcare sector but don’t know where to start? If so, this course is ideal for you as it is 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.

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Support in Teaching and Learning Diploma level 3

Course Code: C3142

Key Information

  • Start Date 07 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This qualification is targeted at applicants aged 19 and over. It provides an in-depth understanding of the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school and college environments. It covers all aspects of specialist support, including: planning; delivering and reviewing assessment strategies to support learning alongside the teacher; bilingual […]

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Introduction to Safeguarding Children Award level 1

Course Code: C1006

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus City Skills Centre

This is a classroom-based, one day course is offered at regular intervals year-round (50 weeks of the year including non-term times). This accredited qualification is suitable for you if you are 19+ and interested in the legalisation surrounding safeguarding children. This is an ideal opportunity if you are working with children and the qualification is […]

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Preparing to Work in Schools Award level 1

Course Code: C1002

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    24 hours per week
  • Duration 4 weeks
  • Campus City Skills Centre

This accredited qualification is suitable for you if you are 19+ and interested in or want to update your knowledge of working in a school setting including: young people, mature learners, learners with special educational needs or where English is an additional language. This qualification prepares you for further learning and training whilst developing an […]

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Support Work in Schools Award level 2

Course Code: C1003

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    24 hours per week
  • Duration 5 weeks
  • Campus City Skills Centre

This accredited qualification is suitable for you if you are 19+ and interested in working in an educational settings e.g. school or college. The programme includes a wide range of learning opportunities that support you by achieving nationally recognised qualifications inc: NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and College, computer skills […]

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