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School Leavers' Enrolment - Childcare (Early Years)

Childcare courses start w/c Monday 04 September 2023.

Clear enhanced DBS needed.

Childcare (Early Years)


Only required if the work placement setting does not provide their own – Click here


A book list will be provided but these are optional purchases.


Level 3 – Complete 750 hours of work placement over the 2 years, is a mandatory part of your course and this links with one of your units. Unit 8 (in the first year) and Unit 15 (in the second year) are made up of your work placement and activity plans, observations and reflections which go alongside this, and you receive a grade for this which contributes to your overall grade.

Level 2 – Complete 120 hours of work placement over the year and your learning prepares you for going out into the workplace, you will attend both a primary school setting and an early years setting.

You are advised to contact potential employers before the start of your course.

DBS Check

Student Services will send further details. For both levels, you must have a Disclosure and Baring Service certificate (DBS) and you will complete this with the College and the College will send this off on your behalf. You will be given a list of identification documents you will need to bring to complete this form. Student Services will send further details.


Over the year there will be visits from professionals working in the sector who will come and deliver a session to inform you of their role. Some examples are phonics and how to deliver phonics, Makaton & Special educational needs tutor along with first aid paediatric level 3 course over two days.

There will also be the opportunity to visit some university open days to help you consider your next steps after college, universities will also visit college as part of your transition experience and you will be able to have a mini taster lesson from various universities.

The department will also be running a trip to the Eureka to understand more about how children learn and develop, and we have had end-of-year trips to Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Lightwater Valley.

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