The majority of careers in the areas of Early Years, Health and Care involve working with people and you must therefore have a good range of social skills. Our courses will provide you with these skills and other areas of expertise such as first aid, hygiene, health and safety, care skills and record keeping. At the same time you will develop your practical skills, expand your theoretical knowledge and improve your confidence. Careers in this field involve hard work and long hours but they are very rewarding and provide varied opportunities for career development.Early Years Student

Work placements will form a key part of your course to help develop your practical skills and build your knowledge. Whilst on work placements, you will be supported by a specialist placement tutor, in locations including: hospitals, residential care homes and youth centres, community projects, schools and pre-school settings. You will also take part in activities including charity fund raising and community projects.

By choosing to study at Bradford College you will benefit from specialist training rooms and resources, well qualified and experienced teaching staff, guest lecturers and visits. The Government's Ofsted inspection report following the College's full inspection in 2014, judged our areas of Health & Social Care and Early Years & Playwork as 'Grade 1 Outstanding'.

Career opportunities in the Early Years Health and Care sector include: Childcare, Childminder, Community/Private Nursery Worker, Room Leader, Senior Nursery Worker, Centre Manager, Community Play Leader, Alternative Therapist, Care Assistant, Occupational/Speech/Behavioural Therapist and areas of health care promotion.

Most specialist roles will require a degree or recognised Diploma. Our courses are designed to equip you with the qualifications needed to progress onto degree level courses or move onto related subjects such as Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Teaching.

What should I study?

To help you decide which course is right for you, our progression route guide explains the various levels and qualifications required for your course and how you might wish to progress with your studies. You can also use the course search to find your specific preference; choosing either 'What you want to study' or at 'What level' or enter 'keywords' english literature, science, maths, etc. Click GO to search.

Alternatively, if you know what you want to study you can apply online.

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What's next?

Find out what career opportunities are available to you when you study a Early Years course at Bradford College.