Early Years

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If you want to work with children and young people, we offer a range of Early Years courses to equip you with specialist skills and take the first steps to a rewarding career in childcare or early years education.  

Specialising in working with children up to the age of five, our Early Years courses will nurture your practical and theoretical skills as you develop your awareness of best practices in working with children. By studying with us at Hull College, you will be opening the doors to being able to help shape a young person’s future, nurturing their talents and playing a vital role in children’s lives during those all-important early years.  

Through our collaborations with nurseries, playgroups, schools and children’s centres, you will be able to gain all the first-hand experience you need. We even have our own on-site nursery - Queen’s Gardens Children Centre - where you will be able to observe and examine child development, communication and creativity, safeguarding, growth and progression and the importance of valuing and respecting children.  

Whether you’re looking to work with babies, toddlers or primary pupils, having a recognised qualification will be essential to achieving your goals and our team of dedicated and highly experienced tutors will support you to become a fully trained childcare professional, ready to enter the world of work or continue studying at university.

Industry Insights

There were 65,600 early years childcare providers registered with Ofsted in England in August 2022, providing approximately 1.28 million childcare places.

The most common type of childcare or education providers were childminders, with around 31,000 of them in 2022, compared with 27,000 non-domestic childcare providers.  

In terms of workforce, there were around 802,000 people working in childcare professions in the UK in 2021. The most common type of profession was teaching assistants, at 317,000.

What Careers could this lead to?

Careers in the childcare and education sectors are so diverse that no day will be the same and with job growth in these areas looking good it’s a great time to start your dream career. Potential roles available to you include...

Childminder, Children’s Centre Support Worker, Children’s Social Worker, Child Protection Officer, Early Years Teacher, Education Welfare Officer, Nursery Assistant, Play Therapist, Primary School Teacher, Special Educational Need (SEN) Coordinator, Teaching Assistant and Youth Worker.


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If you have not yet achieved your Grade 4 in the new GCSE examinations or a Grade C in the old GCSE examinations, in either English and/or maths, you will continue to study these subjects as part of your study programme to help you work towards this level, supported by our dedicated tutors.

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