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Caring for Children Certificate

Wherever you are in the world, we always need caring and qualified professionals to support our children and young people. This course is the first step in a career that will last you a lifetime.The Introduction to Childcare course develops your confidence and personal skills as well as an awareness of what a career in childcare involves. You will complete three days in College to study child development, play and creative activities for children. You will also create a child friendly environment for visiting families and nurseries.

With strong links to local employers, there will also be opportunities to volunteer with children and gain work experience during the course, which will prepare you for further study.

All of our childcare courses are delivered by experienced professionals, who draw upon their careers to provide you with the support and guidance you need. Everything we do is about creating a learning environment where you can develop your confidence and grow as a childcare professional.

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What will I learn?

"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

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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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.