Early years & childcare

If you’re interested in working with young children, and you’re a very practical, patient and fun-loving person, then early years childcare courses will be the perfect fit for you.

Whether you want a basic introduction to caring for children, or a more advanced programme concentrating on areas such as early years education, or becoming a teaching assistant, there’s something for everyone in our early years childcare courses.

There is a strong element of practical work placement involved – because that’s the best way to understand the physical, social, spiritual, moral and emotional aspects of caring for children.

Early years childcare | Telford College

Early years childcare | Telford College

You’ll tackle topics such as supporting children’s play, child development, and the importance of promoting a healthy eating regime.

Some early years childcare programmes are tailored specifically to 16-18-year-old students who want to develop a role as a teaching assistant, early years educator, or progress to university.

It could be the passport to a career as the manager of a children’s centre, as you learn all about the professional standards which are required to work with young people of all age ranges and abilities.

Did you know? 94% of children who achieve a good level of development at age five are five times more likely to achieve the highest levels of reading skills (Source: Department of Education)

EARLY YEARS (CHILDCARE) COURSES ARE PERFECT FOR A CAREER IN…

  • Early Years Teaching
  • Education Welfare
  • Nursery Worker
  • Playworker
  • Teaching Assistant
Course Name School Assessment  
Childcare Level 1Early YearsPortfolio tasks.Career Insights
Childcare Level 2Early YearsYou will be assessed via a unit-by-unit approach through a combination of assessment styles, giving you the opportunity to showcase your skills and apply your knowledge in an appropriate, work-related context. You will be assessed in your placement setting by your work placement coordinator and will be required to meet a variety of competencies. All units and internally assessed and marked by your tutors.Career Insights
Childcare Level 3Early YearsYou will be assessed following a unit-by-unit approach through a combination of assessment styles, giving you the opportunity to showcase your skills and apply your knowledge in an appropriate, work-related context. You will be assessed in placement by your placement coordinator and will be required to show competency in a variety of areas. Units are mainly assessed internally by your tutors. There are also two externally marked controlled assessments; one in the first year and one in the second.Career Insights
Foundation Degree in Early Years Services Level 5Early YearsWork is assessed continually on an ongoing basis through the completion of assignment tasks. Deadlines for these assessments will be set at the beginning of each year. Typical methods of assessment include coursework, assignments and presentations.Career Insights
Foundation Degree Supporting Children in Primary Education Level 5Early YearsWork is assessed continually on an ongoing basis through the course. Deadlines for these assessments will be set at the beginning of each year. Typical methods of assessment include coursework, assignments and presentations.Career Insights