If you have confidence, enthusiasm, communication skills and patience, then educating children and watching them develop is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding careers you can have. As an early years or primary school teacher you will provide the building blocks on which a child’s academic ability will flourish.
We offer two options for you to start your career in childcare and education depending on your GCSE results. Our Level 3 course offers you the choice of university study or employment on successful completion of your course. Our Level 2 certificate is ideal should your GCSE results not be what you expected, with the option to progress to Level 3.
Education is an area of near constant change and the last five years have seen some of the most rapid and radical changes to school structure, curriculum and initial teacher education in our recent history. At Cornwall College we are committed to lead development in education through high quality professional training ranging from opportunities in early years settings and childcare settings, family support and special needs to child psychology.
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You would like to work with children in the early years sector.
Four GCSEs at grade 3 including English language and maths.
Learn a wide range of topics including child development, health and safety, safeguarding, and children’s learning activities and play. You will also attend a work placement two days a week using your new skills in practice and supporting children with their play and learning.
To be assessed throughout your course through a combination of practical and written assignments.
Attending your work placement for two days per week, using your new skills in practice and supporting children with their play and learning.
Continue your studies with our Childcare & Education Diploma Level 3.
Careers in this industry
- Nursery manager
- Early years teacher
- Primary school teacher
- Child psychologist
- Speech and language therapist
- Private day care nanny
- SEN co-ordinator
Our professional training meets the latest demands and requirements of early years settings, schools, colleges and universities.
Dani Hamilton Team Lead - Education Mid and West Cornwall
Dani is an experienced teacher, assessor and early years practitioner. She has a particular interest in the role of the nursery nurse in baby care and has worked within private day care. Dani joined the College as a work-based assessor and has, through ongoing professional development, continued into higher education to gain her Postgraduate Certificate in Education. Dani has in recent years supported the team at Cornwall College Camborne, where training for the children's workforce, in particular early years, has been established for almost 30 years. The team has developed a fully equipped play and learning space in our Edu-Care centre supporting the needs of practitioners who study towards, or will work in a variety of careers. In her spare time Dani regularly ice skates and is an ex Holiday on Ice skater!
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.