If you choose to study Child Education at Lancaster & Morecambe College you will work with a team of specialist tutors that 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 will 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 will be able to apply theory to your practice. There is the opportunity to progress through the levels of courses, and once completed there are fantastic employment opportunities in the local area. If you choose the Apprenticeship route, you will have access to an experienced and knowledgeable assessor throughout the work-based qualification.
Caroline Openshaw, Head of Child Education
“I have been a student at Lancaster & Morecambe College for the last four years, progressing from the Level 1 course to successfully completing the Level 3 qualification in Children’s Play, Learning and Development. All of the tutors were very supportive and helpful and the lessons were interesting. I gained experience at six different placement settings and loved my time at all of them. I have now gained employment as a Level 3 practitioner in a local nursery.”
Natasha Parkinson, Children’s Play, Learning and Development
Past students have gone on to study degrees in Primary Education, Working with Children and Families, and Early Years, at various settings that included the University of Cumbria and Edge Hill University. Employment opportunities include working in nurseries, children’s centres, and schools as early years practitioners, family support workers and teaching assistants. Other students have worked abroad as children’s holiday representatives in resorts and on cruise liners.
Your future career could be..
|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|
Child Education Traineeship (A32349-A1A)
What do I need to join?
You need to be motivated to work towards the skills and qualifications to progress to support progression into an Apprenticeship or employment.
You also need good interpersonal skills, to be punctual and reliable and to present professionally in the work place.
A Traineeship is a work based learning programme tailor made around your needs. It offers the chance to undertake quality work experience in an employment sector of your choice for a minimum of 100 hours. As a successful trainee you will have developed the skills and knowledge to apply for an Apprenticeship and be more skilled and confident to apply for jobs.
You will cover maths and English skills, work preparation skills and have a practical work placement.
Who is this course for?
If you feel that a work based learning programme is for you and are aged 16 to 24 without a full Level 3 qualification, a Traineeship might be for you.
If you have little or no work experience, a Traineeship might be for you.
Janet Hargreaves on 01524 521497 or Sarah Worrall on 01524 521280
Course Information Sheet