We offer many childcare, health and social care and supported learning courses and whether you choose a further education programme (from Level 1 to Level 3), or a higher education (university-level) course, you can be sure we’ll help prepare you for a career in this rewarding industry.
Childcare and Early Years
If you want to work with children and young people, our childcare and early years courses will help you to get ahead in this rewarding sector.
Whether you want to work in a nursery or Children’s Centre, or become a nanny or a teaching assistant in a school, having a recognised qualification will set you apart from other applicants.
Our further education courses range from Level 1 to Level 3 and include a mix of classroom learning, practical assessments and visits and placements.
Level 3 full-time courses will lead to Early Years Educator status, which is the new gold standard for early years workers.
Most courses include work experience and we have links with local schools and nurseries. You can also study childcare courses through the apprenticeship route in a workplace.
After your course you could apply for a job in industry or progress to a higher level course.
At Central we have:
- one of the largest providers of Teaching Assistant/Supporting Teaching and Learning qualifications in the East Midlands
- links with industry and childcare providers
- developed our courses with employers to ensure our students have the leading edge in the job market
- opportunities to network with fellow practitioners to share ideas and examples of good practice
- experienced staff with first-hand experience of the industry
We have also included University Level courses run by our partner college, ncn. To find out more about our merger with ncn please visit here.
Health and Social courses
Whether you want to work with young children or adults; people with disabilities or health problems; or those needing other types of support, our health and social care courses will give you the knowledge and experience to carve out a career in the growing and rewarding care sector.
We offer further education courses in health and social care at our Maid Marian Way Centre and you can study full-time or through an apprenticeship.
If you’re already employed in this sector, you can improve your job prospects at Central by building on your existing qualifications using your experiences and knowledge to gain a formal qualification.
Most courses include work experience and we have links with local schools, nurseries, hospitals, voluntary organisations and care homes. Our teaching staff have extensive and current experience in the health, social care and early years sectors and offer a supportive learning environment.
After completing your course you can choose to go into employment with the skills you’ve learned, or progress onto a university-level course.
The course is ideal if you’re currently working in the early years sector and wish to progress to work as a senior practitioner.
This qualification will provide you with occupational competence to enable you to work unsupervised or in a supervised capacity in a variety of childcare settings.
If you want to help others and are looking for a rewarding career in health and social care, whilst gaining a qualification at the same time, then this could be a great choice for you. It can prepare you for…
This apprenticeship is perfect if you’re looking for a career working in senior roles with children and/or young people in primary, secondary or special schools.
If you’d like to work with children or young people and help support their development, perhaps in a nursery or primary school setting, then why not choose this apprenticeship?
If you want to help others and are looking for a rewarding career in health and social care, whilst gaining a qualification at the same time, then this could be a great choice for you.
This is for you if would like a career in the exciting and rewarding playwork sector - you could work in a holiday club, breakfast or after school club for example.
This apprenticeship could be just right for you if you’re looking for a career working with children and/or young people in primary, secondary or special schools.
This course is designed for adults who maybe new to the school environment and/or have had limited responsibilities within a school eg parents helpers, midday supervisors.
This course is designed for adults who have already completed the Level 2 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools course.
If you want to help others and are looking for a rewarding career in health and social care, this course offers a great introduction to the industry.
If you want to help others and are looking for a rewarding career in health and social care then this course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to progress.
If you want to help others and are looking for a rewarding career in health and social care, this course can give you the advanced skills needed for university-level study and/or a career in this vital sector.
If you want to work in a childcare setting and would like a course that is mainlyclassroom-based with the chance to go on placement, with a choice of topics to suit your specific interests, then you’ve found the right course…
This course will help you to develop useful life-skills at the same time as gaining an understanding of the skills and knowledge needed to care for young children.
This qualification will provide you with the ability to work unsupervised or in a supervised capacity in a variety of childcare and early years settings.
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