This is a two-year technical study programme, designed with employers to give young people the skills that the childcare and education sector needs. It will provide a mixture of:
This course is delivered at the Broomfield Hall campus in a new bespoke learning environment where students can develop and practise the skills required to work in the sector.
You need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English and Maths.
You will study:
In Year 1 you will study 12 core elements and in Year 2 you will further develop your knowledge and skills through a chosen specific pathway.
You will be assessed via a variety of methods such as external exam, controlled assessments, employer-led set project and synoptically through practical assignments.
You need flat shoes and smart trousers and you should purchase a placement top from DCG.
You could consider a higher level apprenticeship or a higher education degree in a subject such as Primary Education.
Taking children to see piglets and new-born lambs is all part of a day’s work for nursery practitioner Harli-Marie Richards. Having completed her childcare apprenticeship, Harli-Marie was taken on permanently by Derby College’s Little Explorers nursery at Broomfield Hall campus. Before embarking on her apprenticeship,
Harli-Marie took A-levels but had no interest in university. She spotted the nursery opportunity and hasn’t looked back since. She worked towards an advanced NVQ qualification while undertaking on-the-job training.
It’s a great job and I love the fact that the children are free to enjoy the outdoor space. Little Explorers is special and I can’t imagine any other nursery quite like ours. I definitely see my longterm career in nursery care – and I applied straight away when a permanent role became available at Little Explorers.