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.
Ayesha Nadeem, former Childcare and Education student
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:
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.
Take a look around using our Google 360 tours:
Our students have fantastic opportunities to work and learn alongside some of the best employers in the region, including:
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:
By 2028, there will be over 65,300 jobs in the childcare and education sector in South Yorkshire providing opportunities for employment as a:
After finishing their studies with us, many students go on to university or into employment.
Need a hand figuring out your career plan?
Our Careers Advice Team are available throughout your studies to provide advice and guidance.
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