Education & Early Years

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What Our Students Say

“The benefit of the creative stuff is just learning different activities that you could do with the children when you’re in the setting or learning what activities they actually like to do, or they prefer to do, that’ll actually help them with their development. You can even use [the kitchen] as different activities to do with the children, so, like making buns with them.”


“The facilities like the kitchen are so great because you get to learn about what nutrition children need, and you can make at home yourselves to look after the children or even in the nursery making different things for lunch and snack time”


Did you know!

  • Our kitchens teach students proper nutrition and how to cook for children
  • Our life-like dolls teach students how to respond to babies’ needs
  • Students learn to teach with textures, smells and sights in our sensory room

About Education & Early Years

If you’re interested in working with children our Education and Early Years department could have the perfect course for you. Teaching combines the experience of staff members with the latest technology, to prepare you for what working in childcare is like.

Teachers come from industry and are able to draw on their experience to demonstrate how the skills being taught apply in the workplace. Using equipment such as VR headsets, students can get an idea of what work environments, such as nurseries, are like. Life-like dolls simulate the needs of babies and teach students how to read signals, care and tend to infants.

If you are seeking alternative methods of study, why not consider an apprenticeship or T Level? Apprenticeships see you employed in a role, earning a wage and working towards a nationally recognised qualification – choose from teaching assistant and early years apprenticeships and start working in your preferred role. Our T Level in Education and Early Years allows you to specialise in either early years or teaching assistant and gives you valuable work experience on placement as well as in-classroom learning.


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:

  • Education advisers and school inspectors

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  • Teaching and other educational professionals n.e.c.

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  • Further education teaching professionals

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