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Childcare and Education

Childcare and Education

Welcome to Childcare and Education

Not many careers are more rewarding than helping to nurture and develop the next generation. We prepare you for careers in nurseries and schools, creating games and activities for toddlers in early years learning or inspiring a class of children to fulfil their potential.

Our childcare and education programmes teach you about child development and working with parents, alongside developing transferable skills like communication and First Aid that will make you stand out from the crowd in a wide variety of jobs.

Childcare and Education

“Attending The Sheffield College has made a real difference to my future as it has made my dream of working with children become a reality. I have gained valuable work experience from a placement in which I developed and extended my skills in childcare.”

Ayesha Nadeem, former Childcare and Education student

Why should I study at The Sheffield College?

  • Train for a range of careers including as an early years teacher, learning mentor, youth worker, nursery manager, teaching assistant and much more
  • Be taught by industry specialists who are passionate about your progress
  • T Levels are available in this sector - Early years Educator T Level
  • Train in our fantastic facilities
  • Our qualifications have been designed with employers, so they are industry standard and you’re studying the latest topics
  • Study all the way to degree level
  • Fantastic work placement opportunities available at our top employer partners
  • English and maths support is available to all students

Study our university level qualifications

There's a pretty big misconception about getting a degree level qualification; you have to go to university to get one. Quite simply, that’s not true!

At UC Sheffield, you can join an increasing number of students who are choosing to study university level qualifications in a wide range of career driven courses with us.

Our qualifications include:

  • Foundation Degree in Education Learning and Support

Where will I be studying?

We know that having the right facilities can make all the difference to your learning, so we’ve invested in the best facilities to make sure that we can help you go further.

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Who we work with

Our students have fantastic opportunities to work and learn alongside some of the best employers in the region, including:

  • The Sheffield College Nurseries
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Waterthorpe Nursery Infants
  • Just for Kidz

Work-Related Activity, Trips and Visits

As a student at The Sheffield College, you will be encouraged to spend time with an employer in a real life or simulated working environment as part of your study programme.

We’ve got brilliant relationships with nurseries throughout Sheffield, including our own brilliant nurseries that are located at our City and Hillsborough Campuses. We also work alongside local schools and other childcare facilities to give you the chance of gaining experience by going on industry placements.

We create opportunities for you to:

  • work on live projects with employers
  • engage in industry expert masterclasses and talks
  • visit employers at their place of work
  • undertake industry placements and much more

What can you do after?

By 2028, there will be over 65,300 jobs in the childcare and education sector in South Yorkshire providing opportunities for employment as a:

  • Primary School Teacher
  • Nursery Worker
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Youth Worker
  • Education Consultant

After finishing their studies with us, many students go on to university or into employment.

Careers advice during your studies

Need a hand figuring out your career plan?

Our Careers Advice Team are available throughout your studies to provide advice and guidance.

Example careers

Ever wondered how much an accountant is South Yorkshire earns? Or what skills you need to become a developer?

Primary School Teacher

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Teaching Assistant

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Early Years Teacher

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What Courses are available

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City Campus
Level 2

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