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Early Years/Childcare

The care and teaching of children is a well-respected and sought-after profession. With a high level of regulation and responsibility, you must be able to work as part of a team, be accurate at keeping records and be able to solve problems and manage your time. Our highly experienced Early Years team are proud to offer a range of courses that will help you become a fully-trained childcare professional, ready to enter the world of work or continue to university.

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Select a course type that suits you.

Career Opportunities

  • Nursery Assistant
  • Nanny
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Social Worker
  • Play Therapist
  • Early Years Practitioner 


Our outstanding onsite college nursery is the perfect place for you to experience the real-world environment and to learn the skills you need to become a licensed practitioner, from a diverse teaching team with a wealth of industry experience. In the classroom, our new infant simulators are the perfect way for you to practice caring for babies and infants, alongside a wealth of other resources used when working with children.


Student Success

Students have progressed to higher level study at universities such as:

Norland College – Early Years Development and Learning

Bath Spa University - Education (Primary Teachers Pathway)

Birmingham City University - Children's Nursing

University of Reading - Children’s Development and Learning

University of Surrey - Child Nursing (Registered Nurse)

University of Chichester - Early Childhood Studies

University of Winchester - Primary Education

One year later I am now thoroughly enjoying studying early years...It is the best descision I have ever made.”
Catherine Williams
Fiona Dicks

Fiona Dicks

Course Director for Childcare
I enjoy seeing students progress and interacting with them to prepare them for industry.
Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman visits BCoT’s ‘Outstanding’ nursery

Ofsted Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman visits BCoT’s ‘Outstanding’ nursery

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector spent time meeting with nursery children and the staff.

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Students celebrate success at graduation ceremony

More than 60 BCoT graduates attended the graduation ceremony to receive their qualifications.

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