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Childcare, Teaching & Educational Development

Childcare, Teaching & Educational Development

A career in childcare and education is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling career choices. If you’re passionate about working with young people then this is the choice for you.

There are many exciting opportunities and it is one of the few careers where you can really make a big difference to the lives of children you will look after or teach.

Your passion and commitment is just as important as an academic qualification, that’s why our courses are very hands-on to equip you with the skills employers are looking for.

Throughout your training, you will be in a caring and supportive environment that encourages confidence and personal development. You will undertake work placements in an established network of schools and nurseries to ensure you have plenty of real-life experiences.


Where are they now?
Lauren McGiveron

Lauren McGiveron

Nursery Nurse at The Wind in the Willows Nursery

"I loved my time at Hugh Baird College. I enjoyed getting to know the other people on the course and I have made some amazing friends. I also owe the tutors and lecturers from the Childcare department a lot...” Read more
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Job growth sector

These study programmes are linked to the highlighted area/s of job growth in our region:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Creative and Digital
  • Financial and Professional Services
  • Life Science and Health
  • Low Carbon
  • SuperPort
  • Visitor Economy

  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • Level 3

There are no formal qualifications for our Level 1 courses.

These study programmes have been designed to prepare you to progress to study at Level 2 or to employment. These programmes not only give an insight to your chosen vocational area, but also give you the opportunity to undertake work experience and other activities that will prepare you quickly to get a job or to move on to higher levels in your chosen field. These programmes also include the development on maths and English skills.

You will need to have successfully completed a relevant Level 1 course or have 4 GCSEs at grade G (new grading system: 1) or above or have industry related experience.

We will also work with you to help you develop maths and English skills.

Please note: this is just a guide. For course specific entry qualifications, please check the course you're interested in.

You will need to have successfully completed a relevant Level 2 course or have 4 GCSEs at grade C (new grading system: 4) or above or have industry related experience.

We will also work with you to help you improve your maths and English skills.

Please note: this is just a guide. For course specific entry qualifications, please check the course you're interested in.

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