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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 work with children in a range of environments, such as schools, early years' settings, youth centres and outreach centres.

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: 9th September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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FdA Children and Young People (Part-Time)

This Children and Young People degree will open up a world of opportunity working with children in schools, early years environments, youth centres and outreach or SEN provision.

Length: 2 years
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 9th September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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BA (Hons) Children and Young People (Top-Up)

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: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 9th September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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BA (Hons) Children and Young People (Top-Up) (Part-Time)

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

Length: 1 year
Study: Part-Time
Start date: 9th September 2024
Location: Rye Hill Campus

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MA Childhood and Youth Wellbeing Studies

This MA Childhood and Youth Wellbeing Studies provides an excellent step into doctoral-level study in any academic discipline or profession concerned with childhood and youth.

Length: 1 year
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 9th September 2024
Location: Teaching Development Centre

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What can I do with a qualification in Childcare?

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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What can I do with a qualification in Childcare?

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