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Education and Childcare

Education and childcare


My tutor is brilliant. I can always speak to her and ask for help. She is putting me on the right track

If you've thought you'd like a career working with children and/or young people, these courses are perfect for you. It's a very varied field to work in with a wide range of job in early years education or social care.

We offer a range of education and childcare courses that can lead to interesting, exciting and rewarding career opportunities. You'll be taught by qualified staff with lots of experience to make sure you'll get the skills you'll need for the job you want. They're friendly and supportive too.

Where you'll study

You'll be based at the amazing Devonshire Campus in Buxton, which has some great facilities:

  • Library and computer suite
  • Career development centre
  • Bistro and social area
  • On site student shop
  • the Dome Fine Dining Restaurant and training kitchens
  • On site spa, hairdressing and beauty therapy training salons.

The best for you

You'll gain a nationally recognised qualification to really help you to get a job once youve finished, or it you want to carry on studying you can.

Excellent work experience opportunities

The courses take one year of full time study with opportunities for work experience and work placements. You'll use the things you learn in class in a real working environment. You'll develop practical skills quickly throughout the course and this will prepare you for further study and a career in education.

Your future is important to us

You'll be able to continue onto various career paths including childcare, teaching and child development.

You'll have the opportunity to go on to study at degree level if you want to.

What our students say

"The Buxton Campus is a really nice place to be. I have enjoyed studying here and I would like to stay at the University of Derby and do a degree in Education."


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