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Childcare and Education 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.

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 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.

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Childcare Diploma level 2 – C3067

Course Code: C3067

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2021
  • 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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Education and Childcare T level: Education -Early Years Education and Childcare specialism – C7266

Course Code: C7266

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Kickstart a rewarding career in the childcare and education sector with this brand new technical qualification. Over two years you will get on-the-job experience with an industry placement whilst completing the relevant course, developing the skills that employers are looking for. T levels will be replacing all current level 3 courses in this area.

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

Course Code: C3061

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2021
  • 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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Children and Young People’s Workforce Diploma level 3 – C0483

Course Code: C0483

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 07 Sep 2021
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Children's development can have a direct impact on their life as an adult and this course will help you build the knowledge and skills to support their growth. Split into two pathways of social care and learning and development, you will support children from birth up to adulthood in a wide range of areas.

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Support in Teaching and Learning Diploma level 3 – C3142

Course Code: C3142

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 07 Sep 2021
  • 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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Childcare Diploma level 2 – C3067

Course Code: C3067

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2022
  • 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.

View Course

Education and Childcare T level: Education -Early Years Education and Childcare specialism – C7266

Course Code: C7266

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 2 years
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Kickstart a rewarding career in the childcare and education sector with this brand new technical qualification. Over two years you will get on-the-job experience with an industry placement whilst completing the relevant course, developing the skills that employers are looking for. T levels will be replacing all current level 3 courses in this area.

View Course

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

Course Code: C3061

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 06 Sep 2022
  • 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.

View Course

Children and Young People’s Workforce Diploma level 3 – C0483

Course Code: C0483

Key Information

  • start date Start Date 07 Sep 2022
  • study hours Study Hours Full Time
  • duration Duration 1 year
  • map Campus Abbey Park Campus

Children's development can have a direct impact on their life as an adult and this course will help you build the knowledge and skills to support their growth. Split into two pathways of social care and learning and development, you will support children from birth up to adulthood in a wide range of areas.

View Course

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