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Full-Time Study Programmes

A Career in Childcare

Imagine helping to nurture and develop the next generation?

Childcare can be seen as one of the most rewarding career sectors as you get to influence the development of babies and toddlers through play and teaching essential life skills. What's more is you get to work with some of the most interesting, funny, unpredictable and challenging people in the world!


There are over 14,000 new Childcare jobs to be generated by 2024. The training Bolton College provides will give you an excellent grounding for a career in:

  • Childcare
  • Playwork
  • The National Health Service
  • Paediatric nursing
  • Hospital play specialism
  • Nursery teaching
  • Primary school teaching

Come along to our Young People Early Years Open Event on Thursday 4th July from 4PM-6PM to find our about studying Childcare at Bolton College and becoming an Early Years Practitioner or stepping into Teaching and Higher Education! You can even APPLY and be interviewed for courses on the same day! Click here to register.


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Interested? View our programmes below...

Why Bolton College?

  • Childcare programmes at Bolton College allow you to learn in a caring and supportive environment that encourages confidence and personal development to equip you with necessary transferable skills.
  • Work experience is a guaranteed part of the course where you have an amazing opportunity to work with young children.
  • We have excellent links with local businesses and an on-site nursery that you may find yourself doing work experience in.

On completion of one of our Childcare programmes, you could progress to a PGCE or an Education & Teaching programme offered by the University of Bolton, leading to a host of exciting careers.

Student Success

Liam Ward Childcare L2 16 18 13

Liam Ward
Childcare Level 2

"The course is really fun. I like that we don't spend all our time writing and that we can be creative and complete a placement to get hands-on, real-life experience. I've been working in the reception class of a local school and it's been amazing to spend time with children and learn how best to support them in their learning. In the future, I'd like to specialise in supporting children with additional needs."

We also offer a range of Childcare Apprenticeships. Click here to take a look!

Hear what our students have to say