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Introducing Caring for Children and Young People

If you’re a caring and compassionate person, drawn to helping people, then this could be the course for you. It will introduce you to the world of childcare and supporting young people, leading to a career that makes a real – and lasting – difference.

You’ll be studying topics such as child development and outdoor learning, as well as the professional skills you’ll need in the workplace, like effective communication and working in a team. You will be based in College for three days a week learning the essential knowledge required to work with children, before putting theory into practice during a placement in an early years setting for two days a week.

You will be taught by supportive and professional staff with years of experience, using a variety of methods that includes the latest technology and our extensive bank of early years resources.

This course is achievable at and award, certificate or diploma standard. The diploma option will enable you to gain a licence to practice and access employment. Upon successful completion you will be able to progress to the Childcare and Education Diploma Level 3.

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“I really enjoyed studying Health and Social Care. You're treated as an adult at the College and the tutors get to know you on a personal level, they are really supportive and their knowledge is invaluable. I felt as though I grew as a person during my time there, which is so important."Caitlyn Crofts

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

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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Have you considered...

We have courses to suit everyone so if you haven’t found exactly what you’re looking for yet, we recommend you take a look at the following courses. We’ve selected these for you based on your interests.

Level 4Working with Children, Young People and Families Apprenticeship (Higher Level)

Level 3 Health and Social Care Advanced Diploma/Extended Advanced Diploma

Student Life

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.

Parent Information

Did you know that 98% of our students would recommend South Devon College to a friend? We’re here to help support you and your young person throughout their time at College.

Student Support

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.