There are few things more rewarding than watching a child blossom because of your actions. Whether you’re helping them to take their very first steps, watching them master their ABCs, or supporting them to tackle their fears, every development is a sign of a job well done.
You’ll have a lot of responsibility and you may find yourself with aching feet and hair full of glitter by the end of the day, but if you want job satisfaction, a career in education and early years could be just what you’re looking for. To succeed, you’ll need to be compassionate, patient and nurturing.
You’ll also need to genuinely enjoy working with children and encouraging them to try new things. The other skills and knowledge you’ll need, we can teach you. You’ll learn how to recognise what each individual child requires to thrive and how to keep children safe, healthy and happy.
Our tutors have extensive experience, both out in the sector and of teaching students. They also have valuable links to employers, so they can help you to gain a greater insight into different careers and decide which path is right for you. The best way to learn is to practise, so you’ll gain vital practical experience, whether it’s in a private childcare facility, early years provision or in a primary school.
In short, The Manchester College can help you to strengthen your innate talents and abilities, leaving you ready to embark on a successful, fulfilling career.
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Taylor-Kay Folks • Level 3 Childhood Studies and Education
I have gained confidence and identified my skills and best abilities. My tutors have helped me with so much, from my career research and assignments, to work placement support. They’ve helped us to see all the possibilities of what we can do when we leave.
Hanan Omar • Level 3 Childhood Studies and Education
As the class size is small, my tutors are able to give me extra support. They encourage us to get our work in on time and ensure it is completed to a high standard by giving us advice on how to improve it. I would recommend The Manchester College, I’m so proud of what I have achieved here.
In one of The Manchester College’s 19 Centres of Excellence you’ll develop the skills and gain the qualifications that you need to take the next steps towards your dream career.Learn more
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