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Child Education courses

Child Education

If you choose to study Child Education at LMC, you’ll work with a team of specialist tutors who will provide excellent teaching and learning to help you develop the knowledge and practical skills needed to work in this challenging and rewarding vocational area. You’ll study a wide range of units that will help prepare you to work in the child education sector. The full time courses include a large proportion of work experience in a variety of placement settings where you’ll be able to apply theory to your practice.


Teaching Assistant £11,500 - £23,000  
Nursery Worker     £14,000 - £24,000  
Nanny £15,000 - £50,000  
Early Years Teacher £18,000 - £30,000  
Primary School Teacher £22,900 - £67,000  
Nursery Manager    £23,000 - £45,000  

Choosing to study in the Child Education department at Lancaster & Morecambe College will give you access to exciting programmes of learning, taught by extremely well qualified tutors with industry experience. Progression through the qualifications levels is encouraged and supported. You will undertake a vast amount of work experience as part of your course, in a variety of settings, where you can apply what you have learnt in the classroom to practical experiences. This includes local nursery settings, primary schools, specialist schools and child-minders. The Child Education sector is one of the largest employers in the local area so the course can lead to fantastic job opportunities, including early years educators. Students can also progress onto University, to careers including Primary Teaching. There are excellent enrichment opportunities available, including visits to universities, higher education taster days and master classes, industry guest speakers, community events, and educational visits. We look forward to welcoming you to the Child Education department.

Caroline Openshaw, Head of Child Education

I didn’t really feel like Sixth Form was for me, but working in the Child Education industry, you need relevant experience and that’s what College could offer. I just felt like it would be more beneficial for my personal development.

Rachel Cookson, Children's Play, Learning & Development Level 3