Childcare

Childcare has been taught at Craven College for 25 years by highly qualified Childcare Practitioners with backgrounds in day nurseries, playgroups, hospitals, schools, child-minding and neonatal intensive care. You can study Childcare as a full-time course or as an Apprenticeship.

Work experience is essential for Childcare courses. At Craven College, we provide those placements for you. In 2018 we sourced over 150 placements in places such as Clitheroe, Shipley, Leeds, Bradford and Skipton due to our experienced tutors and their extensive industry links.

Childcare students need to have a warm, caring and patient nature, good communication skills, the ability to work with young children and their families in a sensitive and positive way, have creative ideas for activities and an interest in child development. These characteristics will be built on throughout the course.

There are lots of career choices in the Childcare industry. Many of our past students have gone on to become Teaching Assistants, Nannies, Childminders, Play Leaders, Children’s Reps (overseas) and many have achieved management roles.

VOCATIONAL
Gain a valuable introduction into the Care sector and build up the basic knowledge and skills needed for the industry with this Level 1 Certificate.
2019-2020
Full-time, Vocational
Level 1
Aireville Campus
Explore the underpinning knowledge of the Childcare/Early Years sector for the first steps towards your career in the industry.
2019-2020
Full-time, Vocational
Level 2
Aireville Campus
Success in this course will enable you to gain UCAS points in order to go to University or to work in the industry as an Early Years Educator.
2019-2020
Full-time, Vocational
Level 3
Aireville Campus
Apprenticeships
Early Years Educators, and other job roles such as nursery nurse and childminders, are highly trained professionals who play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and...
2019-2020
Apprenticeships
Level 3
Auction Mart
Degrees & Higher Levels
The Young Children’s Learning & Development BA (Hons) Degree will deepen your critical understanding and develop your reflective skills in relation to children’s learning by...
2019-2020
Degrees & Higher Levels, Full-time, Part-time
Level 6
Aireville Campus
Designed for those already in practice and seeking to further their career in the field of childcare and education, you will be offered the opportunity to develop your practice with the under...
2019-2020
Degrees & Higher Levels, Full-time, Part-time
Level 5
Aireville Campus
The Young Children’s Learning & Development BA (Hons) Degree will deepen your critical understanding and develop your reflective skills in relation to children’s learning by...
2020-2021
Degrees & Higher Levels, Full-time, Part-time
Level 6
Aireville Campus
Designed for those already in practice and seeking to further their career in the field of childcare and education, you will be offered the opportunity to develop your practice with the under...
2020-2021
Degrees & Higher Levels, Full-time, Part-time
Level 5
Aireville Campus
Part-time
Do you struggle to get your child away from a screen? Do you battle with fussy eaters? Do you sometimes wonder who makes the rules at home? If you would like to make positive changes and help your...
2019-2020
Part-time
Wed 6 November 2019
Aireville Campus
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