With access to the College training nursery, students are supported during their studies enabling them to recognise their potential before entering the childcare industry or progressing on to university.
Students benefit from structured placements, which is an integral part of the early years qualification. Extensive links with local employers provide access to placement opportunities* and real-life training.
*DBS check required
The workforce is projected to expand by 12% over the period to 2024, adding 4,036 jobs. In the same period, 30% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 10,451 job openings.
Child and early years officers work with babies and with children up to 14 years of age (or 16 for those with special needs), providing support, help and advice to individuals or within a family context.
Students work on cleaning and tidying the beach as part of the College's Community Week
"The experience was really helpful to me as I would like to go into management further down the line. It was hard work but definitely worthwhile to get this live site experience."
Students put on their annual hair & fashion show, ‘Cruise to Employment’, and invited the local community. The show raised over £650 for charity