Early Years and Education courses
Learn from industry professionals and unlock a rewarding career working with children.
Early Years and Education
Studying Early Years and Education at Weston College
Our Early Years and Education courses provide high-quality learning opportunities and work placements in schools, nurseries and a range of educational settings. Our staff are experienced professionals, which means you’ll develop the relevant qualities and skills.
We have two pathways to choose from:
- Classroom based courses at our Knightstone Campus.
- Learn as you work with Early Years apprenticeships in Weston-super-Mare and the surrounding areas. See all the latest vacancies here.
Whichever route you choose you can apply below - start by selecting the course you're interested in.
Available Early Years and Education courses
Taken straight from our virtual open evenings, take a guided tour of our Early Years facilities!
Meet our team
Occupations related to Early Years and Education
Primary or Nursery Education Teaching Professional
Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction to children at all levels up to the age of entry into secondary education.
Employment in region: 11,222 positions
Special Needs Education Teaching Professional
Special needs education teaching professionals organise and provide instruction at a variety of different levels to children who have emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties or physical disabilities. These professionals may also work with exceptionally gifted pupils.
Employment in region: 1,881 positions
Nursery Nurse or Assistant
Nursery nurses and assistants care for children from birth up to seven years of age in day or residential nurseries, children’s homes, maternity units and similar establishments.
Employment in region: 4,289 positions
What our students say
Josh Shapland, Early Years
“The course brought theory and practice together. The topics covered really aligned with the work I do today”
Studied: Early Years Level 3 (Weston College, Early Years Childhood Studies FdA & Early Years Education BA (UCW)