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Full-time applications are now closed. There are limited spaces left on some full-time courses, please email careers@bcot.ac.uk or call 01256 306679.

Applications for part-time courses can still be made online.

Early Years and 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, 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 studying at university.

Find a course

Select a course type that suits you.

Career Options

• Nanny
• Primary School Teacher
• 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.


University Destinations

BCoT childcare students progressed to a number of universities including:

Bath Spa University, Education (Primary Teaching)

Birmingham City University, Children’s Nursing

Norland Nursery Training College, Early Years Development and Learning

University of Chichester, Early Childhood Studies

University of Derby, Education Studies

University of Portsmouth, Childhood and Youth Studies

University of Reading, Children’s Development and Learning

University of Southampton, Child Nursing

University of Surrey Child, Nursing

University of Winchester, Primary Education; Psychology and Criminology

"I love getting the baby simulators out and practising different activities like nappy changing and how to care for a baby for 24 hours.”
Kacey Bailey
2023 Basingstoke College of Technology, Worting Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 8TN.
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