Working in early years can provide a satisfying and flexible career that is centred on meeting the social, emotional and educational needs of children and young people. There are a range of opportunities in different settings. Often you will be meeting the needs of children who have specific learning difficulties, and require additional support.
Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education, Lurgan Campus
Gillian completed the part-time Level 2 Diploma in Childcare and Education at the Lurgan Campus. She enjoyed the course and felt that a career as a class room assistant or child minder would enable her to have a job which would fit with her parental responsibilities. "I really enjoy the course and like being able to put the classroom learning into practice. I recently completed the Paediatric First Aid Course and feel that this will be beneficial for me in both my personal and working life." Gillian then progressed to the second year of the full-time Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education. Students who successfully complete the Foundation Degree can progress to university or to enhanced positions in early year’s organisations. Applicants should be aware that the college is required to vet all students commencing a course of study that involves a placement deemed to be ‘regulated’. The details provided in this check may affect your ability to find a suitable work placement, and consequently complete the programme of study.