A Career in Education: Let's Explore

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Do you want a rewarding career in shaping the lives of young people, inspiring and mentoring them to become the best they can be, but not quite sure where to start? Then this course might be the one for you! Working in Education, whether Early Years, Primary or Secondary is a highly rewarding career. A career that provides you with the opportunity and privilege to make a positive impact on the next generation. You will be able to demonstrate and teach core skills and help to build young people's self-esteem and confidence.




This programme will be delivered at level 4 therefore there are no formal entry requirements. However, it will be at the discretion of the department as many other contributory factors may be considered. Entry will be subject to interview and discussion with course lecturers to ensure suitability.

The course is designed at level 4 to allow for flexibility and time spent delivering underpinning knowledge that is essential for progression to any of our education courses. Applicants should not be put off if they have already studied other qualifications at higher levels. We aim to ensure that all applicants have the practical skillset to work with children and young people.

This course will provide a taster for future courses and the opportunity for people to explore if this is the career path for them.


This course will provide the opportunity to explore key subject areas within Education developing the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding to forge a career in working with Children and Young People:

  • Development and Wellbeing of Children & Young People
  • Children's Rights and Entitlements
  • STEM in Early Learning & Childcare
  • Exploring Outdoor Play
  • Play and Creativity

This is a flexible and introductory course designed to give applicants a taste of what to expect within group awards in Education. It will be designed to accommodate those with family or other commitments with a start time of 9.30am and finish time of 2.30pm. At the end of the course applicants will be clearly signposted to courses most relevant to their interests and level of work within this programme.