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:
|CACHE Playwork Diploma||Level 2||N058|
|CACHE Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate||Level 2||N059|
|Workbased introduction to Early Years Care and Education Level 2||Level 2||N093|
|CACHE Playwork Diploma||Level 3||N061|
|CACHE Residential Childcare level 3 Diploma||Level 3||N099|
|CACHE Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools Diploma||Level 3||N060|
|Early Years Workforce Diploma||Level 3||N090|
|CACHE Early Years Advanced Practitioner||Level 4||N100|
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)
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 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.