Childcare & Early Years Education

Choose to be

  • Childminder
  • Classroom Assistant
  • Nanny
  • Nursery Nurse
  • Teacher

Preparing for a career dedicated to the care and development of children is very rewarding. You will learn the theoretical side of child development and early year’s education, whilst developing a range of practical skills and experience. Our team of specialist tutors will help support you from introductory to professional level.

Programmes delivered at the Twelve Quays Campus include:

Course Level Code
NCFE Prep 1 for Health Care and Early Years 1 N102
CACHE Introducing Caring for Children and Young People Certificate 2 N092
CACHE Introduction to Early Years Education and Care Certificate 2 N088
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Children and Young People's Workforce 2 N054
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools 2 N056
Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Children and Young Peoples Workforce – Children's Social Care Pathway 2 3 N095
Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools 3 N057
CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) 3 N098
Introduction to Vocational Studies E3 K073

Where next?

Click here for details on HE / University level courses at Wirral Met

Many students progress into jobs or an apprenticeship after completing their Level 1 or 2 study programmes. Students completing their level 3 award often progress to Higher Education and you can study towards the Higher National Certificate (HNC) or Higher National Diploma (HND) Advanced Practice in Work with Children & Families programme at Wirral Met College.

Career opportunities

These courses equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto occupations including:

Nursery nurses can earn £13,000 when they start their career, and then they can progress to up to £18,000 as they become more experienced and take on additional responsibilities. Nursery Managers can earn around £22,000 - £30,000 per year. (Source)

Where are they now?

Joshua Derbyshire

Joshua completed a Level 2 course at Wirral Met. He then completed an apprenticeship with Summerhill day nursery., gaining a Level 3 NVQ in childcare. Joshua now has a permanent position at Summerhill day nursery.

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