Is it for me?

To work in this sector, you will need to be able to use your initiative and have lots of patience. You also need to be friendly and enthusiastic and have a warm and inspiring attitude that children will respond to and feel nurtured and happy.

Our facilities

You will study this subject full time at Bede Campus and will have access to a state-of-the-art Health Hub, simulation area for role plays and virtual babies for hands on, simulated experience of caring for a baby.

Career ready

We work with the following employers to help you gain real work skills: Sunderland Council, Pennywell Early Years, Cestria Primary School, Houghton Community Nursery, Riverside Children’s Centre, Bamburgh School.


of our childcare students progressed to employment or further study.*

*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (FT FE 16-18 students)

College of the Year

Pearson BTEC College of the Year 2019

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for childcare students including:

  • Brand new Health Hub and simulation area for role plays.

  • Virtual babies for an exciting hands-on, simulated experience of caring for a baby.

Find out more about our Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

Expert & friendly support

Study Childcare as an Apprenticeship