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Childcare Courses

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.

William Wray

William Wray

Diploma Childcare and Education

“I liked the sound of the course from the College open day, and the information I was provided with really helped make my decision.
“I feel that this course has benefited me very well as it has not only enabled me to meet new people, but its improved my confidence and my self-esteem along with helping me build on essential life skills in order for me to develop.
“My ambitions in life are to go on to study at Birmingham City University and complete three years to achieve my PGCE and go on into the teaching sector, ideally primary school teaching.”

Childcare and Education EYE Certificate level 3 – C4566

Course Code: C4566

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

This top-level and intensive childcare course prepares you for a variety of careers in the childcare industry. You will learn all essential elements of early childcare including child development and child health and play, with the option to progress into year 2 and then degree level or employment.

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Childcare Diploma level 2 – C3067

Course Code: C3067

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 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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Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children Diploma level 1 – C3061

Course Code: C3061

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Abbey Park Campus

4% of the population in the UK live in care homes. This level one course explores the world of caring professions, you will develop an awareness of the sector as a whole, as well as improving your English and maths skills. You will explore the different jobs within the caring professions and develop both your personal and social skills.

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Support in Teaching and Learning Diploma level 3 – C3142

Course Code: C3142

Key Information

  • Start Date 01 Sep 2020
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • 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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Introduction to Safeguarding Children Award level 1 – C1006

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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