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Early Years and Education

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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.

Careers in Early Years and Education

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.

Did you know?

  • 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.
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Early Years Practitioner (Level 2 NCFE Certificate) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to work in a nursery, or other Early Years setting with children from birth to 5 years, and gain knowledge of working with children up to 7 years.

Introduction to Early Years (Entry 3 College Certificate) - Full-time

The course is perfect if you would like to work with children from birth to age 7, and want to learn some skills and knowledge to help you work towards this goal.

Teaching Assistant - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

If you would like to advance your career as a Teaching Assistant in Primary, Special and Secondary education this apprenticeship could be what you are looking for!

Residential Childcare - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

The Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare is specifically designed for learners wanting to work in residential care with children in a care role.

Children and Young People's Workforce - Early Years Educator - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

This apprenticeship develops the knowledge and skills relating to the Early Years Educator within a care and education setting.

Health and Science - Early Years Educator - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

This apprenticeship develops the knowledge and skills relating to the Early Years Educator within a care and education setting.

Supporting Teaching and Learning (NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma) - Part-time

This course is the next step on from the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning and will support you to enhance your understanding and your professional practice in the classroom.

Supporting Teaching and Learning (NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate) - Part-time

If you find supporting children and young people learn in the classroom enjoyable and rewarding, this is the course for you.

Supporting Teaching and Learning in School Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Part-time

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).

Early Years Studies Foundation Degree (Level 5) - Part-time

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.

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Physical Education and School Sport - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

If you’re keen to kick-start your career in the sport and leisure industry while earning a wage, this programme could be just what you’re looking for.

Childcare and Education (NCFE Level 3 Diploma) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’ve completed the Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education. This year will give you more skills and competencies working in Early Years and provide UCAS points for university. You’ll earn a Level 3 Diploma…

Children's and Young People's Workforce - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

If you’d like to work with children or young people and help support their development, perhaps in a nursery or primary school setting, then why not choose this apprenticeship?

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)

This apprenticeship could be just right for you if you’re looking for a career working with children and/or young people in primary, secondary or special schools.

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)

This apprenticeship is perfect if you’re looking for a career working in senior roles with children and/or young people in primary, secondary or special schools.

Caring for Children (Level 1 NCFE) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you like working with children, want to pursue a career in Early Years and are looking to gain the skills to achieve this.

Childcare and Education (NCFE Level 3 Certificate) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you want to develop your skills and understanding within the Early Years and Education Sector, would like to work with children from birth to 7 years, and want to progress into a career within the…

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