This course is perfect for people who are passionate about working with children and who want to work at an unsupervised level – leading activities, supporting learning, and improving lives. This two year course balances theoretical and practical study, giving you the tools to succeed in this rewarding sector.
This is a more advanced course that looks at many approaches to childcare and working with young people. By studying diverse topics, looking at the different perspectives across the world, you’ll be prepared to respond to any situation, in any childcare or early years setting.
You will be based in College for four days a week, with a placement for one day a week in an early years setting, where you apply your knowledge of theories relating to child development and educational practice. Upon completion, you could consider employment or apply to the Early Years Care and Education foundation degree at University Centre South Devon.
Child development from conception to seven years
Childrens health and wellbeing
Working with young children
Play and learning
Supporting children with additional needs
Observation, assessment and planning
Preparing for school readiness
Please choose you preferred study option below (subject to change).
This course costs: £
If you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.
This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).
You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment.
To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.
"The course was local and exactly what I needed to further my career. When I opened my results I felt so happy and very proud of myself, gaining a first was a result of both the hard work and the guidance I received from the course team. I can now fulfil my ambition of opening a kindergarten abroad."Ben Steadman
This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus.
Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.
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Life at South Devon College is about being treated like an adult and benefiting from small class sizes. We pride ourselves in offering outstanding support in state of the art facilities.
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We offer a supportive learning environment for all students including free or discounted travel options, financial support, an exclusive Job Shop service enabling you to find part time jobs while you study, personalised learning programmes and careers advice.