Childcare | Courses for 16-19 year olds | Brighton MET

Study childcare at Brighton MET

If you are hardworking, patient, and love working with children, a childcare course at Brighton MET could be for you. Working with children and young people is a fantastically rewarding career path and if you aspire to be an early years or childcare professional there are many jobs in this field including: childcare assistants, nursery nurses and childcare development officers.

At Brighton MET, we offer a range of qualifications and apprenticeships in Childcare. Our tutors have professional industry experience and have valuable knowledge that they’ll be able to share with you. Brighton MET also works closely with local employers to ensure that our study programmes meet their needs.

On our courses, you’ll gain hands-on experience of working with children and you’ll learn all about subjects such as child development, safe environments for children, children and play, communication systems and professional practice. The placements we provide with local day centres and nurseries could also open the door to full-time employment at the end of your course.

Find out what our childcare students have to say.

At Brighton MET we offer a variety of full-time courses for 16-19 year olds across two campuses. We teach technical and professional skills and provide practical industry-focused experience. This is a great way to study and equips you with the key skills needed to progress into employment or to go on to study at University.

Available courses

  • Brighton
    Health & Social Care | NCFE Diploma in Children’s and Young People’s Settings | Level 1
    Health & Social Care | NCFE Diploma in Children’s and Young People’s Settings | Level 1

    An insight into both early years and health and social care to help you decide which area you would like to specialise in.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Qualification: NCFE Level 1 Diploma in Children’s and Young People’s Settings
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  • Brighton
    Early Years & Childcare | NCFE Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner | Level 2
    Early Years & Childcare | NCFE Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner | Level 2

    You will learn about caring for children from birth to seven years of age, linking classroom theory with hands-on experience through regular work placements.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Qualification: NCFE Level 2 Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner
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  • Worthing
    Early Years & Childcare | Level 3 Paediatric First Aid
    Early Years & Childcare | Level 3 Paediatric First Aid

    This qualification provides learners with the first aid skills they require to enter into the children’s workforce.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Qualification: Qualsafe Paediatric First Aid - Level 3
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  • Apprenticeship
    Early Years Practitioner | Advanced Apprenticeship | Level 3
    Early Years Practitioner | Advanced Apprenticeship | Level 3

    This training aims to provide an opportunity for apprentices to demonstrate their knowledge and skills of caring for children.

    • Course type: Apprenticeships
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  • Brighton
    Early Years | NCFE Certificate in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) | Level 3
    Early Years | NCFE Certificate in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) | Level 3

    Our early years department has an excellent track record of student progression to employment or university. You will learn about caring for children from birth to seven years of age, linking classroom theory with hands on experiences through regular...

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Qualification: CACHE Certificate in Childcare and Education Level 3
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  • Brighton
    T Level | NCFE T Level in Education & Childcare | Level 3
    T Level | NCFE T Level in Education & Childcare | Level 3

    This is an exciting new course that combines a mixture of technical knowledge and works placement to give you the skills and experience you need to work with children.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
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  • Worthing
    Early Years & Childcare | PANCO Award
    Early Years & Childcare | PANCO Award

    This PANCO qualification provides learners with the skills they require to promote health and well being within the children’s workforce.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Qualification: PANCO Award
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  • Worthing
    Early Years |  CACHE NCFE Certificate | Level 4
    Early Years | CACHE NCFE Certificate | Level 4

    Suitable for learners aged 18 and over, who are currently employed as an early years Level 3 practitioner. Develop leadership and specialist skills for use in your current role, or in preparation to take on a specialist role.

    • Course type: Adult qualifications and professional
    • Qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 4 Certificate for the Early Years Advanced Practitioner
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