Working with young children leads to a rewarding and fulfilling career, and a Childcare course at South Devon College is the perfect way to equip you with the knowledge and skills to make a lasting, positive difference in a young person's life.
All of our courses are delivered by professional and enthusiastic practitioners, who offer outstanding support and guidance and draw upon their own industry experience to provide you with a learning environment that will enable you to succeed. In addition to the skills you develop, our courses also offer recognised qualifications that will help you to gain employment in settings such as nurseries, pre-schools and children's centres.
Our Childcare courses cover engaging themes, such as child health, theories of play and learning, safeguarding and early literacy and numeracy. To help you develop the qualities and skills employers seek, you will undertake a placement that complements your theoretical studies, and provides valuable experience in a real working environment.
We also deliver Childcare at a Higher Education level through our university provision, comprising of the FdA Early Years Care and Education degree and the BA (Hons) Child Development and Education 1 Year Top-up degree. This means that you can continue your studies at Higher Education, should you wish to refine your skills before searching for a job in the industry. Whatever your goals or ambitions, you can achieve them by studying Childcare at South Devon College. So apply now and start making a difference today.
South Devon College is an outstanding place to learn, and the perfect place for your education and development. In 2014, we were delighted to be recognised as the top Further Education and Tertiary College in England, in results published by the Skills Funding Agency for 2012-13. We were also graded as 'Outstanding' in our most recent Ofsted inspection.
We are proud to promote a culture of success within the College, with fantastic results across the entirety of our provision. With an exceptional learning environment and our inspirational teaching team, we know that together, you will enjoy the same success in your studies and achieve your goals, whatever they may be.
Every student at South Devon College has a Personalised Learning Programme; a custom plan tailored to you as an individual that ensures you gain the academic, vocational and employability skills necessary to achieve your goals and find employment upon the completion of your studies.
The tutors at South Devon College were very passionate. They provided me with a solid grounding of teamwork and communication. The nature of the course allowed me to better understand my future clients such as lone parents and gave me an excellent foundation for my future career development.
I now work for the National Careers Service supporting learners with guidance about their future career.
I completed my BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies at Plymouth University, where I developed a broad range of skills relating to Early Years Education and Childcare, before gaining various teaching qualifications. I really enjoy passing my knowledge on to our learners, and have found teaching and assessing extremely rewarding during my time with South Devon College. It's fantastic to support learners in achieving their qualifications, and helping them gain employment in this rewarding industry.
South Devon College is a leading provider of apprenticeships, offering nearly 40 different types of apprenticeships and we work with over 1000 apprentices and 500 employers a year. Our apprenticeship are the perfect option for you if you want to study towards a qualification and increase your employability whilst getting paid.
By working in your chosen trade or sector, you'll be developing vocational experience that employers look for and putting the skills you learn at the College into practice, giving you the ideal preparation for starting a career.
We offer a wide variety of apprenticeship frameworks, working at a range of levels across different industries and job roles, so we are confident that we can find the right course to help you achieve your goals. To find out more about South Devon College's apprenticeship programmes, click here: