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

Study childcare at Northbrook MET

If you are hardworking, patient, and love working with children, a childcare course at Northbrook 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 Northbrook 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. Northbrook 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.

Available courses

  • Care | Introduction to Childcare and Early Years Education | Level 1
    Care | Introduction to Childcare and Early Years Education | Level 1

    This introductory course will prepare you for careers in the care industry including childcare or health and social care. You will complete a work placement in your preferred area.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • Childcare | NCFE Certificate and Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) Level 3
    Childcare | NCFE Certificate and Diploma in Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) Level 3

    If you have a genuine interest in working with young children, then this is the course for you. You will gain a qualification that gives you the underpinning knowledge needed to work with children aged 0-5 in a range of settings.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 2 Years
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  • Early Years & Childcare | NCFE Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner | Level 2
    Early Years & Childcare | NCFE Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner | Level 2

    On this course you will learn about caring for children from birth to seven years of age. Students enjoy practical sessions in work placements, allowing them to link hands-on experience with classroom theory.

    • Course type: 16+ college (full-time)
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • 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
    • Duration: 1 Year
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  • 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
    • Duration: 9 weeks
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  • Early Years & Childcare | Qualsafe Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid |
    Early Years & Childcare | Qualsafe Level 3 Award in 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
    • Duration: 2 x Saturdays
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  • Apprenticeship
    Early Years Educator | Advanced Apprenticeship | Level 3
    Early Years Educator | 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
    • Duration: 18 months learning and up to 3 months for End Point Assessment (EPA)
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