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