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.
Child development and care
Caring for babies
Health and safety
Introduction to forest school
Learning through play
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.
“I’ve been a veterinary nurse for 17 years and have managed 2 surgeries, working in Paignton and Bristol as well as in Cape Town, South Africa. I love watching learners grow in confidence, and there’s no greater pleasure than seeing a student develop into an experienced professional with an exciting future ahead of them.”Donna Fowler
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.
South Devon College,
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.
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.
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.