Childcare & Education

Learning takes place in the new, modern facilities and are supported by professional work placements.

Fact Sheet

Level 1 – This qualification gives you an introduction to Level 1 Award, Certificate and Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children’s and Young People’s Settings. It can help you decide which area you would like to work in. It will help you develop some basic skills and knowledge required for working in these sectors. You will also have classroom sessions to help build your general knowledge and maths and English skills.

Level 2 – The aim of this qualification is to prepare learners to work with children between birth and five years, with knowledge of children up to eight years. You will also have classroom sessions to help build your general knowledge and maths and English skills.

Level 3 – This course will qualify the students to work in the early years sector with children 0-5. It will also give them access to HE courses at university for further study if they want to become a teacher, children’s nurse or midwife etc.

Key elements:

  • Safeguarding
  • Supporting Play
  • Child Development
  • Supporting positive behaviour
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Supporting maths & English
  • Work experience
  1. Experience a variety of professional placements.
  2. New and modern facilities.
  3. Specialist teaching.
  4. Progression routes available from Level 2 onto Level 3 and onto Higher Education from Level 3.
  5. Opportunities for trips and visits.

Nursery Worker, Nursery or Primary School Teacher, Teaching Assistant in Foundation Stage and Year 1, Nanny, Nurse, Childminder, Play Worker or Play Therapist, Youth Worker, Educational Welfare Officer, Special Educational Needs Officer, Social Worker, Midwife, Child Psychologist, Child Welfare Officer

What can I go on to do?

  • Enter employment
  • Progress to a degree programme or other higher education programme

If you are aged 16-19 and have not achieved GCSE grade A*-C in English and maths, any programme you choose will require you to continue studying English and maths.

Jessica Bell

Past Lynn Grove Student

GYC Childcare Level 3 (class of 2014)

Now studying BA (Hons) Early Years Practice with QTS at Edge Hill University Lancashire

Jessica went to Sixth Form for 6 weeks and decided it wasn’t for her. She arranged to have an interview for the Level 3 Childcare course at Great Yarmouth College and was accepted straight away. Tutor, Holly Chase gave her all of the support she needed to catch up with the work that she had missed from the start of the course.

Jessica enjoyed the atmosphere at GYC and the high level of teaching and support she received from tutors. Tutors encouraged her to apply for University on the second year of her course. Jessica received 4 offers from Universities and gained a place at her first choice, Edge Hill University in Lancashire.

Part of the conditions of her University offer was that Jessica would pass a maths and English skills test. She passed the test and this will now enable her to apply for primary school teaching jobs on completion of her degree.

Since starting her degree last September, Jessica has come back to GYC to see her tutors and talk to our current Level 3 Childcare students, encouraging them to apply for University.

We are hoping that Jessica will come back to attend some of our open events and share her inspirational story with others as she is another example that A Levels are not the only route to University!

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