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 2017 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

Working in the Care Sector Level 1

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

Children’s Play Learning & Development Level 2

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

Childcare & Education Level 3

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 Educator Apprenticeship

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 are kept healthy and...

2019-2020
Apprenticeships
Level 3
Auction Mart

Degrees

Young Children's Learning & Development BA (Hons)

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 converting your Foundation Degree or similar Level 5...

2019-2020
Degrees, Full-time, Part-time
Level 6
Aireville Campus

Young Children's Learning & Development FD

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 sevens, alongside developing your own...

2019-2020
Degrees, Full-time, Part-time
Level 5
Aireville Campus

Part-time

Supporting Children's Skills

Would you like skills to support your child to develop their speaking, listening, reading and play?

2018-2019
Part-time
Wed 13 March 2019
Settle Childrens Centre

Supporting Children's Skills

Would you like skills to support your child to develop their speaking, listening, reading and play?

2018-2019
Part-time
Wed 13 March 2019
Skipton Children's Centre

Supporting Children's Skills

Would you like skills to support your child to develop their speaking, listening, reading and play?

2018-2019
Part-time
Thu 2 May 2019
Glusburn Childrens Centre


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