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.
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.
With the ever-growing and developing early years and education sectors, there are a variety of job opportunities available within the early years and education sectors.
At Nottingham College, we have the expertise and knowledge to fully equip our students to succeed in their future careers.
We have strong links in the industry both locally and nationally, so you can rest assured that you will be on the right path to your dream job after your study with us.
There are a vast number of career options in the industry – whether you would like to be a Breakfast or After School Club Worker, Children’s Representative/Holiday Creche Worker, Early Years Practitioner (EYP), Holiday Club Supervisor, Nanny, Nursery Assistant, Specialist One-To-One Child Support Worker, Teacher (after university-level study), Teaching Assistant – there are many choices available to you.
- It is estimated that there will be as many as 20,000 job roles in the early years sector in the East Midlands by 2020.
- The average salary for Nursery Teacher jobs is £19,790.
- You could earn £41,000 a year as a Primary and Nursery Education Teacher.
- Early Years teacher salaries will be in the region of £16,000 to £18,000.
- After gaining experience and expertise, Early Years Teachers may be able to achieve salaries of £22,000 to £30,000.
Not sure what you'd like to study?
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If you’re currently working in a school in Key Stage One or Two, this course will allow you to progress your career towards Qualified Teaching Status (QTS).
This course is designed for people working in the early years’ sector and wish to progress to work as a senior practitioner or on to an early years’ teacher training course.