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Childcare

If you are looking for a rewarding career and want to inspire the next generation while developing yourself, a Childcare course at Newcastle College could be the right choice for you.


Working towards Practitioner or Early Years Educator status, you will develop the skills you need to work with children and young people.

You'll gain practical experience in nurseries and playgroups, learning how to look after children safely and helping them to develop their learning and social skills through play.

With guidance from professionals and guest speakers, you will work on developing yourself and be given the opportunity to take part in charity and community projects.

Whether you want to become a teacher, a childminder, or work in social care, a Childcare course can put you on the right path.

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What can I study?

Caring for Children - Level 1

Learn how to keep children safe and happy and how to develop their education in this crucial stage of life.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Caring for Children - Level 2

Learn how to inspire the next generation with this exciting introductory course in Caring for Children and Young People.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Early Years Practitioner - Level 2

Discover the joy of working with children on this intensive Early Years Practitioners course.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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Early Years Educator (Education and Childcare) – Level 3*

Are you looking to start a career in the childcare industry and want to expand your knowledge and skills? Would you like to work with children and young people? Then this Early Years Educator T Level could be the course for you.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 2nd September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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What can I do with a Childcare qualification?

Daily tasks:

  • Liaises with parents, carers and colleagues and keeps appropriate records.
  • Puts away equipment and cleans premises after use.
  • Organises and supervises children.
  • Organises and supervises children on excursions.
  • Encourages children.
  • Provides play areas and prepares materials for a wide range of children.
  • Supervises children.

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Daily tasks:

  • Helps with outings and other out-of-classroom activities.
  • Makes simple teaching aids and constructs thematic displays of educational material or children.
  • Assists children with washing or dressing for outdoor and similar activities.
  • Listens to children read, reads to them or tells stories.
  • Looks after lesson materials such as paper, pencils and crayons.
  • Assists teacher with preparation or clearing up of classroom.

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Daily tasks:

  • Monitors progress and welfare of young people in employment and advises them on any difficulties.
  • Organises careers forums and exhibitions and establishes and maintains contact with local employers, colleges and training providers.
  • Liaises with employers to determine employment opportunities and advises schools, colleges or individuals accordingly.
  • Visits educational and other establishments to give talks and distribute information regarding careers.
  • Advises on appropriate courses of study or avenues into employment.
  • Uses an interview, questionnaire and/or psychological or other test to determine the aptitude, preferences and temperament of the client.

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£27,822 View more

What can I do with a Childcare qualification?

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