Education and Childcare

Available at the following campuses:

What Our Students Say

“So the tutors are great for a number of reasons – they’re casual, you don’t feel like you’re being forced to do anything that’s uncomfortable, they’re not strict, they’ll have a laugh with you if you want to and they know how to get stuff done when they need to if we’re on a bit of a time crunch, but they also know how to have a bit of fun and not put pressure on you – and they’re great, they’re always there to give you information if you need it for at-home tasks and they’re always on Google Hangouts to message you if you need anything and they get back to you really quickly.”


“Before I came to Leeds City College, I was in school, I was in such a bad way at school, skiving lessons all the time, teachers always on my case, getting kicked out numerous times almost. So I applied for here just hoping to get on a course, I got accepted – it was entry Level 3. Dave was my tutor and I couldn’t have asked for anyone better as a tutor, because he just helped me. He helped me with every regard, with Maths and English, workshop work, the theory side of the workshop work – telling me how everything is and showing me what’s what.”


“When I first came I didn’t know anybody at the college but because it’s people you’re surrounded by and people with similar interests to you, you do make friends quickly and you make really close friendships with people because you’re listening to the same things and you’re going through the same things, and you can help each other as well.”


Did you know!

  • There are now 50,143 jobs in the health and social care sector in Leeds, this means this sector is currently 2% above the employment national average. (EMSI, 2019)
  • By 2024, the health and social care and associate professionals labour market in Leeds is predicted to grow by 2.4%. (EMSI, 2019)
  • There is no team more passionate about the life changing impact of FE, with achievement rates at 8% above the national rate!

About Education and Childcare

Education and Childcare prepares students to work in the childcare and education sectors from nursery level up to higher education. The department focuses on providing students with essential work experience needed to work in the industry and its partnership with CACHE ensures delivery of high-quality qualifications.

To get an idea of where you could be learning, come to one of our open events and tour our extensive facilities.


We are committed to making sure all students and staff are protected from harm. All staff are trained in safeguarding and child protection, and our dedicated Safeguarding team is on hand for advice and support. Don’t stay silent, we are here for you.
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Employment Statistics

Average salaries of the careers in this subject area are:

  • Primary and nursery education teaching professionals

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  • Nursery nurses and assistants

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  • Senior professionals of educational establishments

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