Early Years and Education

We offer a variety of courses at Nottingham College that are geared towards rewarding and successful careers in the early years and education sectors.

Our options are perfect if you have a passion to work with children in an education or early years setting. We have all the high quality resources and facilities you need to fully equip you with all the necessary skills that will be beneficial to you and to the young people in your care.

Whether you want to work in a nursery or Children’s Centre, become a nanny or a teaching assistant in a school, having a recognised qualification is essential.

At Nottingham College however, we don’t just want you to have a good qualification, we also want you to have the practical knowledge and experience needed to make sure that you can thrive in your future career.

Our aim is to get all our students work ready from the very start - to fit into the ever-changing early years and education sectors. Most of our courses include work experience and we have extensive links with local schools and nurseries. You also have the option to study early years courses through the apprenticeship route in a workplace.

After you complete your qualification you could apply for a job in industry or progress to a higher level course.

Levels

Our courses range from Level 1 to Level 5 (university-level study), so you could progress right through to degree-level with us. Programmes include a mix of classroom learning, practical assessments, visits and placements. Level 3 full-time courses will lead to Early Years Educator status, which is the new gold standard for early years workers.

Highlights from Nottingham College

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Sophie Armishaw Case Study

07/12/2017

Our former student, Sophie Armishaw’s exciting photographic journey began from the very first moment she set foot inside our College’s iconic Adams Building – home to many of our creative courses.

Student’s capturing of royal public engagement gains global recognition

05/12/2017

Foundation Degree Photography student, Harry Starbuck’s creative expertise is “hot off the press” hitting national and global headlines - following his captivating photo of the newly engaged royal couple’s first public appearance.

Young cooks of the future put their skills to the test

01/12/2017

The local final of the national Springboard FutureChef competition took place at the College on the 3rd November, putting the culinary skills of pupils from five Nottingham schools to the test, as they battled it out to cook their way to the next stage of

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Nottingham visit

30/11/2017

Prince Harry is coming to Nottingham with his new fiancée Meghan Markle tomorrow (Friday 1st December) for their first official engagement as a couple.

Nottingham College Apprentice Wins Bronze at Worldskills UK

27/11/2017

A motor-vehicle apprentice from Nottingham College scooped a bronze medal at the Worldskills UK national finals on 18 November.

Students cook up a storm with the help of top Nottingham chef

17/11/2017

Nottingham diners were treated to a special five-course tasting menu created by successful local chef Craig Floate last week at our Adams Restaurant & Brasserie.

Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards

10/11/2017

The final of the Nottingham Restaurant & Bar Awards’ Best Young Talent, Back of House Award, took place at our Adams Restaurant & Brasserie this week (6th November), with Phil Tomlinson (College Faculty Area Manager for Catering & Hospitality) as one of t

Students hit the bullseye with Winmau sponsorship renewal

09/11/2017

Young people in Nottingham are being given the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the global darts industry following the renewal of a three-year sponsorship with Winmau, the world’s leading darts brand.

Congratulations to our HE Graduates!

03/11/2017

More than 400 Nottingham College Higher Education (HE) students are celebrating their academic success as they graduate today.

Expert chef goes back to where it first began

03/11/2017

Successful Nottingham chef, Craig Floate, will be sharing his years of culinary expertise with some of our aspiring chefs on 9th November, when he is set to take over our Adams Restaurant.

Congratulations to our HE Graduates!

03/11/2017

More than 400 Nottingham College Higher Education (HE) students are celebrating their academic success as they graduate today.

Public consultation opens for new £60m Nottingham College campus development

01/11/2017

Nottingham College moves a step closer towards its new £60m landmark City Hub campus development with the launch of its public consultation exercise today.

Nottingham College students make over Broadway performers

27/10/2017

Broadway musical have been brought to life thanks to eye-catching makeovers created by students at Nottingham College.

Matthew engineers top award

24/10/2017

An engineering student from Nottingham College, Matthew Taylor, was crowned “Young Inventor of the Year” at the annual Made in the Midlands business awards on 19 October.