Early Years


Apply for one of our Early Years courses today, start in August 2018. 

Interviews for Early Years courses will commence March/April 2018.
Apply now and you will receive information about the interview process by Feb 28th 2018

Please click on the name of the course below for more information and the link to apply

NC Early Education and Childcare
NC Higher Early Education and Childcare
HNC Additional Support Needs
HNC Childhood Practice
HNC Childhood Practice (year 2) - COMING SOON 
HND Childhood Practice
CPD evening classes for exiting practitioners - COMING SOON 
PDA Education Support Assistant


Would you like to see a snippet of what you will do on one of our Early Years courses? Watch our new video or this one from Early Learning and Childcare Careers.

"Education now is all about giving the child the best opportunities possible.  It’s all about nurturing the child.  From a personal point of view, I’ve seen it, the early interventions that helped me and my family for example. I got a lot of support and I wouldn’t be in the strong position I’m in now if it wasn’t for this support.  That’s when I really bought into wanting a career in early education, for me to give something back is important." Read more about Calum's story and why he chose childcare here

"I would say give it a go.  I felt a little bit daunted when I was in secondary school.  I thought to myself, I’m going to be the only guy wanting to do this. Even starting the college course, I was worried because I thought I’d be the only guy.  But, I needn’t have.  Everyone in the course is great, everyone is treated the same." Read more from Scott here

"I came to college straight from 6th year of school.  I had always wanted to work in early years, ever since I went to a local primary for my school work experience. I absolutely loved it, and I knew straight away that this is what I want to do." Read more from Caitlin here

"I don’t think I’d want to go straight to university after school.  I’d prefer to go to college first, which will be like a stepping stone for me.  I think it’ll set me up well for when I do go to university to study to be a Primary School teacher.” Read more from S6 pupil Robbie.

Looking for more information about becoming an Early Years Practitioner, please visit Early Learning and Childcare Careers or use our Career Coach to find out more about wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.