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Childcare

Providing opportunities and developing the skills and knowledge of children and young people will be something that you are very passionate about. With a childcare degree at Newcastle College University Centre, you will gain the skills you need to turn your passion into a fulfilling career.


With our childcare degrees you will gain the skills you need to work with children in a range of environments, such as schools, early years nurseries, youth centres and outreach centres.

Learning from tutors with years' of industry experience, you may choose the Early Years Educator pathway as part of the FdA Children and Young People degree which gives you a licence to practice in an early years setting.

If you are passionate about the development of children and young people and see your career in an industry that really makes a difference, our childcare degrees will help you take that next step.

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What can I study?

FdA Children and Young People

This degree in Children and Young People will open up a range of career opportunities within schools, early years environments, youth work, outreach and working with SEN children.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 13th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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BA (Hons) Children and Young People

This Children and Young People degree will allow you to build on the professional skills and knowledge you gained at Foundation Degree level study.

Length: 3 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 13th September 2021
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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What can I do with an Childcare qualification?

Daily tasks:

  • Assists with or plans and develops curriculum and rota of teaching duties.
  • Discusses progress with student, parents and/or other education professionals.
  • Supervises teaching assistants and trainees.
  • Undertakes pastoral duties.
  • Teaches simple songs and rhymes, reads stories and organises various activities to promote language, social and physical development.
  • Supervises students and maintains classroom discipline.
  • Maintains records of students.
  • Prepares students for external examinations and administers and invigilates these examinations.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises and examinations to record and evaluate students.
  • Prepares and delivers courses and lessons in accordance with curriculum requirements and teaches a range of subjects.

Median Salary

£46,457 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Discusses student.
  • Updates and maintains students.
  • Liaises with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists.
  • Supervises students in classroom and maintains discipline.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises to record and evaluate students progress.
  • Encourages the student to develop self-help skills to circumvent the limitations imposed by their disability.
  • Develops and adapts conventional teaching methods to meet the individual student.
  • Gives instruction, using techniques appropriate to the student.
  • Assesses student.
  • Creates a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment for students.

Median Salary

£43,982 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Communicates with parents and colleagues on children.
  • Writes reports on children.
  • Reads stories, organises counting games to help develop language and number skills.
  • Plans and organises games and other activities and supervises children.
  • Supervises young children at mealtimes.
  • Baths, dresses, prepares feed for and feeds babies, changes babies clothing whenever necessary.

Median Salary

£18,977 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Complies with regulations set by OFSTED and their inspection requirements.
  • Maintains appropriate records of children.
  • Takes older children to and from school.
  • Takes children to participate in play groups or on appropriate outings.
  • Provides, supervises and participates in children.
  • Mends, washes and irons children.
  • Plans, prepares and serves children.
  • Changes babies.
  • Assists children to wash and dress.

Median Salary

£20,305 View more

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.

Median Salary

£18,795 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Keeps records and writes reports.
  • Maintains contact and discusses problems/progress with other staff and social workers.
  • Establishes and maintains contact with members of the neighbouring community and/or the residents.
  • Provides one-to-one counselling or group therapy.
  • Ensures that all material needs of residents are provided and endeavours to resolve any problems that they may have.
  • Plans and participates in games and leisure activities to encourage emotional, social, physical and intellectual development.
  • Creates friendly, secure atmosphere and tries to gain the trust and confidence of those in the home or under supervision.

Median Salary

£24,195 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Supervises and accompanies children who are taking part in a theatrical, television or film production.
  • Communicates with colleagues and maintains accurate records.
  • Supervises contact between parents and separated children.
  • Organises toilet and meal stops, as appropriate.
  • Supports and secures chair bound clients.
  • Transports clients safely and securely between approved destinations.

Median Salary

£19,814 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Directs children to cross the road when safe.
  • Signals approaching traffic to stop by using hand signals and school crossing signs.
  • Waits for a safe gap in traffic and walks to the centre of road.
  • Meets children wanting to cross the road and directs them to wait at the kerb.
  • Assists young children with feeding, dressing, washing and toiletry activities.
  • Cares for sick children and administers first aid if necessary.
  • Supervises the playground activities of children during meal and break times.

Median Salary

£19,294 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Liaises with other professional and commercial organisations to review course content.
  • Assists with the administration of teaching and the arranging of timetables.
  • Arranges instructional visits and periods of employment experience for students.
  • Prepares, administers and marks examinations, essays and other assignments.
  • Prepares, delivers and directs lectures, seminars and tutorials.

Median Salary

£42,348 View more

Daily tasks:

  • Assists with or plans and develops curriculum and rota of teaching duties.
  • Discusses progress with student, parents and/or other education professionals.
  • Supervises teaching assistants and trainees.
  • Undertakes pastoral duties.
  • Supervises any practical work and maintains classroom discipline.
  • Maintains records of students.
  • Prepares students for external examinations and administers and invigilates these examinations.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises and examinations to record and evaluate students.
  • Prepares and delivers courses and lessons in accordance with curriculum requirements and teaches one or more subjects.

Median Salary

£49,465 View more

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