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Childcare & Early Years Education

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.

Programmes delivered at the Twelve Quays Campus include:

Career opportunities

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

Nursery nurses can earn £10,000 - £12,000 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 next?

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.

Where are they now?

Emma McFarlane

Emma completed a level 3 in Childcare. During the final year of her course Emma received a ‘Student of the Year’ award of which she was a very worthy recipient. She was dedicated to her studies and achieved outstanding results not only in the vocational area, but also in English. Emma is employed at ‘Auntie Jayne’s House’ a day nursery on the Wirral.

Where are they now?

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