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    If you’re interested in children’s development and are considering a career working with children, our childcare courses are the right place to start.

    Whether you’re looking to develop your knowledge in this area or want to progress in the childcare profession, we’ve got the right course for you.

    Our lecturers are occupational experts in the field of early years, education and social care, with a wide range of qualifications and experience. 

    During your study programme, you will develop your theoretical knowledge and apply this practically during work placements in a range of childcare settings, such as schools, nurseries, crèches and playgroups.

    Successful completion of our Level 3 qualifications allows learners to gain a full ‘license to practice’, from which they will be qualified to work in a variety of early years settings. Our courses provide an ideal platform to progress to both university level study and employment. 

    Former BSDC Childcare students have gone on to start a range of exciting careers, including teaching assistant, teacher, mental health recover worker and academic and research developer for a national nursery provider.  

    Career options

    • Qualified Nanny
    • Childminder
    • Nursery Assistant or Manager
    • Teaching Assistant
    • 1:1 Support Worker with children with additional requirements
    • Primary School Teacher (when followed by a degree in Primary Education)
    • Supervisor in a Nursery
    • Degree in Primary Education
    • Careers in the Care Industry

    playAdele Hopcott, Teaching Assistant Apprentice

    “My apprenticeship allows me to learn from experienced practitioners to help me better my own practice. I love the reward you get back from the children, from the smallest things like helping them to learn to tie a shoe lace to helping them learn to write.”

    Adele Hopcott, Teaching Assistant Apprentice
    Contact Details

    Contact Details

    Burton and South Derbyshire College
    Tel: 01283 494400

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    Burton Town Centre Campus, Lichfield Street, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE14 3RL

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