Overview of the course
Our full-time study programmes are designed to maximise your career prospects and widen your options for further or higher study.
If you’re thinking about a career as a Primary School Teacher, an Early Years Educator, a Nurse or a Social Worker, then this course can get you started.
You will learn about child education, community health and other aspects of working with children.
Work experience is also an integral part of our study programmes, enabling you to gain essential exposure to the world of work.
On alternate weeks, you’ll have the fantastic opportunity to work with children aged 0-8 years on a work placement, which is a mandatory requirement of the course.
CACHE is the UK’s only specialist awarding organisation for the children, adult and health care sectors. In 2014, over 150,000 learners from more than 1,000 centres (both in the UK and overseas) registered with CACHE.
What you'll learn
The units you will be studying during this course include:
• Introduction to Working with Children
• Development from Conception to Age 16 Years
• Supporting Children
• Keeping Children Safe
• The Principles Underpinning the Role of the Practitioner
We encourage our students to continue their English & maths study to Level 3
You may also be able to study Functional Skills and you will have the valuable option of obtaining extra qualifications such as First Aid.
Work experience placements take place every other week throughout the course in nurseries, nursery classes, primary schools and special units, and these will link what you learn in College with practical experience.
We ask that you have at least four GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A-C), including English Language and maths. We’ll also ask you to attend an interview and provide us with a satisfactory school reference.
You’ll need an enthusiastic approach to your studies, excellent attendance at school or your last place of study, and a clear DBS checks.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through a portfolio of written work and practical assessment in the workplace. You will also need to undertake, in both years one and two, an externally marked extended project.
Who can I speak to about this course?
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I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?
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Supporting your learning and wellbeing
We want you to enjoy every minute of College, both in the classroom and out of it, so we have a range of dedicated support and wellbeing services.
- FREE travel
- FREE breakfast
- dedicated Learning Development Mentors
- impartial advice and guidance
- dedicated one-to-one support for learners with additional needs
- support with the cost of College
plus much more.
Alongside your studies, you’ll have a unique opportunity to be part of the University of Bolton’s EXCEED programme.
This will give you a range of additional skills and experiences, and includes masterclasses; university visits; access to industry experts; and mentoring and support with your university application, perfect for that next step into Higher Education.
After you have completed the course you could progress on to a higher education course at College or university, or explore the possibility of doing a Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4).
Check out opportunities at the University of Bolton by visiting www.bolton.ac.uk
Following further study you could work as:
• A Nursery Manager where you can earn between £22,000 and £30,000 a year, depending on experience
• A Child & Early Years Officer, earning £25,000 a year on average
• A Primary Teacher, earning an average of £36,000 a year
We want to give you a positive experience at College and a rounded view of the industry you could one day be working in. So, during your time at College, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, including:
• Receive recognition for your efforts through internal awards celebrations
• Hear guest speakers from the industry
• Improve your health and fitness through various sports activities
As part of our Pre-Professionals Programme, you’ll have your own personal Learning Development Mentor and Careers Coach. They’ll help you to manage your studies, oversee your progress and aid in your personal development.
You’ll also benefit from quality work experience and industry placements, ensuring that you’re ready for the world of work.
You could also benefit from getting involved in volunteering opportunities, both locally and abroad, and youth social action projects, perfect for enhancing your CV.
Gifted and Talented Programme
If you're a potentially high-achieving learner, capable of exceeding your targets, we will stretch and challenge you by providing the opportunity for you to study additional qualifications, with support in place to
complement your study programme experience.
The College recognises the need to reward your hard work, dedication and achievement as well as good attendance and punctuality.
The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre is now part of the University Of Bolton Group and students can undertake a range of activities including kayaking, canoeing, archery and much more; if you work hard, there's a good chance you could enjoy these activities too.
Why choose us?
We’re part of the University of Bolton Group, which means you’ll benefit from all that the University has to offer, including world-class facilities and access to industry experts.
Throughout your time at College, we’ll reward your
achievements, with trips to The Anderton Outdoor Activity Centre, the University’s outdoor pursuits centre, and so much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.
In our last Ofsted inspection, we were graded ‘Good’.
Our £75 million campus offers:
• A newly refurbished fitness suite and sports hall
• Apple Mac suites
• A theatre and dance studios
• A café selling Costa coffee
• The Academy Hair & Beauty Salon
• Signature restaurant
We also have a wide range of events throughout the year, including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.
How to apply?
Click 'Apply' to submit your application.
Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.