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Education and Early Years

STUDYING EDUCATION AND EARLY YEARS AT WESTON COLLEGE

For those looking to make a difference to the lives of children and young people, we offer education and early years courses, to help people secure their first posts, or take the next step in their career journeys.

As a long-established education provider in this sector, with fantastic new facilities, we are well placed to draw on our links with employers, and the strength of our teaching team, to keep our courses in this area highly relevant and evidence-based.

We also give students access to placements, guest speakers and regular practice-based opportunities, so that they leave us extremely well placed to progress in their careers.

Since the demand for trained childcare workers is increasing, the choice of career paths and the volume of job opportunities available are plentiful ...

 

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We've bundled the best education in the area with career boosted benefits - and are leveraging our contacts as one of the largest Colleges in the country to give you the best possible chance of success.

OUR PARTNERS INCLUDE:

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Level 1

Caring for Children, Certificate

1 Year
Sep 2023
KNIGHTSTONE CAMPUS
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This course provides the perfect introduction to working with and caring for children, acting as a steppingstone to progressing and gaining higher levelled qualifications to achieving a career in the field. You can guarantee in your work placement, no two days will be the same, and while it may be demanding, it will feel hugely rewarding when ...

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Level 1

Education & Early Years, Traineeship

1 Year
Throughout the year
KNIGHTSTONE CAMPUS
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This vocational Traineeship will create and develop skills in Education and Early Years so if you’re looking to begin in the industry, but don’t know where to start, this is the course for you! As a Weston College student you will become part of our exciting new Career Excellence Hub in Education and Early Years. This means you will take...

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Level 2

Early Years Practitioner, Apprenticeship

1 Year
Throughout the year
KNIGHTSTONE CAMPUS
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Working directly with children on a day-to-day basis, this apprenticeship is the perfect opportunity to grow and develop skills in working with and caring for children, while working alongside trained professionals in the workplace. You’ll be working as part of a team, so communication skills both with your colleagues and the children will b...

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Level 2

Education and Early Years, Technical Diploma

1 Year
Sep 2023
KNIGHTSTONE CAMPUS
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This qualification will provide you with knowledge and understanding of babies and young children aged up to seven. It will allow you to qualify as a ‘staff member’ under the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) staff-to-child ratio at Level 2. As part of this study programme you will develop your maths and English skills, attend tutorials...

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Level 3

Early Years Educator, Apprenticeship

18 Months
Throughout the year
DELIVERED IN THE WORKPLACE
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If you’re looking to pursue a career as an early year's educator, either primary school level or pre-school, this apprenticeship will give you the experience and skills you’ll need to stand out to employers, first-hand from trained professionals. This role plays a key role in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children, so though it ma...

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Level 3

Education and Childcare, T Level

2 Years
Sep 2023
KNIGHTSTONE CAMPUS
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Completing this course will ensure you have the skills you’ll need to progress into either higher education or a career in early years education. You’ll develop knowledge and understanding in a broad range of topics, including child development, safeguarding and special educational needs. This course is likely to be demanding, but highly r...

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Level 3

Teaching Assistant, Apprenticeship

18 Months
Throughout the year
DELIVERED IN THE WORKPLACE
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This apprenticeship will give you the skills you’ll need to assist and support teachers and children in the classroom, encompassing special educational needs and emotional vulnerabilities. You’ll be expected to act as a role model to the children, take an active part of the team and in lesson planning, and act with kindness and care, to im...

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Courses after College

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Taken straight from our virtual open evenings, take a guided tour of our Early Years facilities!

Meet the Early Years and Education Employers

Meet our team

Avatar Karen Morgan Subject Area Manager
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Avatar Vanessa Parslow Lecturer in Early Years
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NEW EDUCATION AND EARLY YEARS FACILITIES

 

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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

Liberty
Early Years and Education Student of the Year
Studied:
Mollie Wilson
Mollie
The course has provided some amazing opportunities to explore various activities and experiences off-site within a school classroom setting, which has been invaluable in gaining an insight into what it's like in the real world. 
Studied:

Early Years, Technical Diploma

MEET THE TEAM

Rachael Moger
Rachael
From getting my first position in the college working for the Work Placement Team to now working within faculty as an Assessor I feel I have been fully supported and encouraged to learn and achieve further qualifications to support my professional development.
Early Years - Work Experience Placement Officer
Claire Blowers
Claire
My journey, all 37 years of it, has been a journey of discovery and thanks to Weston College I have been able to achieve more than I thought possible, it has opened so many doors to a career that I can look back on with massive amounts of pride. 
Lead IQA and Quality - Education and Early Years
Jodie
Jodie
I am passionate about children’s learning and love to explore new and interesting ways that children learn and develop.
FE Curriculum Co-ordinator for T Level and 16-18 Education and Early Years

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