Childcare & Working in Schools

All of our childcare, early years and health and social care courses give you the opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills, experience and industry qualifications you need to start your career.

About Childcare & Working in Schools

Gain the required qualifications, knowledge, skills and experience to start your career working with children. Our childcare courses help you step into a career working in nurseries, pre-school and a variety of childcare settings.
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools is an alternative route for those who would like to work as teaching assistants in schools and colleges, with the option to specialise in supporting those with additional learning needs. On all courses you’ll be taught by industry experienced teachers and undertake work placements with employers as part of the course, to grow your practical experience.

Your CAVC

All courses involve meaningful work placements in childcare, early years, schools and other settings. These develop valuable skills and practical experience for your starting your career. Our teachers are also qualified and experienced in childcare and early years.

Your Industry

Currently, there are almost 103,500 people employed within this sector in the Cardiff Capital Region, with employment numbers expected to reach 105,000 by 2027 (Lightcast 2022). Projections also indicate that around 20,000 more employees will be needed over the next 10 years. (Social Care Wales 2018).

Your Future

Many childcare students progress directly into employment in nurseries and childcare centres. Some from the Level 3 course progress onto university to study subjects including Child Development or Teaching. Those on Supported Teaching and Learning in Schools courses also progress into work in a range of primary and secondary schools.
Childcare

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Introduction to Forest Schools L1 Part Time 19 September 2024 24 September 2024 Barry Campus Llanrumney Hall
Introduction to Health & Social Care, Early Years & Childcare L1 Full Time 2 September 2024 Barry Campus East Cardiff Campus
Children's Care, Play, Learning & Development L2 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Playwork Practice L2 Full Time 2 September 2024 Barry Campus
Principles of Youth Work L2 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools L2 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Working in Childcare L2 Full Time 2 September 2024 East Cardiff Campus
Access to Early Years Teaching L3 Full Time 2 September 2024 Barry Campus
Children's Care, Play, Learning & Development L3 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Fastrack A Level Childcare L3 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools L3 Full Time 2 September 2024 City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Counselling

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Introduction To Counselling L1 Part Time 17 September 2024 19 September 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Certificate in Counselling Skills L2 Part Time 10 September 2024 11 September 2024 12 September 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Certificate in Counselling Studies L3 Part Time 10 September 2024 11 September 2024 13 September 2024 Barry Campus City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Therapeutic Counselling L4 Part Time 11 September 2024 Barry Campus
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling L5 Part Time 17 September 2024 Barry Campus