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Get into career mode with Childcare

Can you see yourself as a future young Childcare Professional?


Childcare will allow you to make a real impact developing the next generation via nurture, play and teaching essential life skills. What's more, you'll get to work with some of the most interesting, funny, unpredictable and challenging people in the world!


Childcare can lead you towards a whole range of exciting teaching, support work and management roles too. The training Bolton College provides will give you an excellent grounding for a career as a:

• Childcare/Early Years Practitioner
• Childminder
• Learning Support Assistant
• Nursery Supervisor
• Primary School Teacher
• Special Educational Needs Teacher
• Support Worker
• Teaching Assistant


Become a future Early Years Professional by joining the University of Bolton's EXCEED programme where you'll have the opportunity to take the next step in your professional development and progress to one of the University's Education & Teaching programmes, leading to a host of exciting careers.


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Why choose Bolton College?

• Bolton College has been recognised by CACHE (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) for the part we play in helping learners progress and become workplace ready. Read more here.


• Childcare programmes at Bolton College allow you to learn in a caring and supportive environment that encourages confidence and personal development, equipping you with essential transferable skills.


• We'll reward your achievements with trips to The Anderton Centre, the University’s outdoor pursuits centre, and so much more. You’ll also have the opportunity to apply for the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Award.

• Enjoy masterclasses from industry experts & explore a range of early years and teaching areas in top facilities through the University of Bolton's EXCEED Programme.


• Work experience opportunities are available for students in nurseries, early years centres, schools and other exciting settings working with young children. We have excellent links with local businesses and an on site nursery that you may find yourself doing work experience in.

• We also have a wide range of events throughout the year including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.

We also offer a range of Childcare Apprenticeships. Click here to take a look!