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Care & Childcare

Care and Childcare Bedford College students and tutor

Give back with a career in care

Many people are drawn towards a career in one of the caring professions. The variety of job roles is enormous and the personal involvement is immensely satisfying and rewarding. To work in this sector it is essential to enjoy working with and supporting people. It will be challenging but if you have good listening skills, observational skills and the ability to relate to people without being judgmental, you will enjoy a very rewarding role in this sector.

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Care and Childcare tutor and students Bedford College

Why choose us?

Whether it is care of the young or elderly, teaching or nursing, each demands qualifications for entry. Topics covered include: health; safety; nutrition; child development; anatomy; physiology and the sociological and psychological aspects of caring and supporting children’s play.

We are recognised for delivering quality vocational training in the care sector, so you can feel confident that you will leave us ready to launch a successful career in your chosen area.

Childcare Bedford College students 2019

Industry opportunities

A key part of many of the programmes is supervised, practical placements to support your college-based programme. You will gain valuable work experience in local primary schools, hospices, residential care homes, nursing homes, nurseries, special schools, hospitals, day centres and mental health services.

The enrichment programme gives you the opportunity to participate in activities such as baby massage, which will give you additional skills, above and beyond what you will learn on your course. These extra-curricular events will enhance your readiness for work, and student survey results state that students felt they had gained skills that would relate to their employment.

Childcare Bedford College students in practical lesson 2019

Expert tutors and top-class facilities

The vocational expertise of our teaching staff is exceptional. You will benefit from tutors who have previously enjoyed careers as nurses, health visitors, social workers, nursery nurses, care assistants, foster carers, childminders and more. This will enable you to draw on a huge range of real vocational experience and learn best practice from individuals who have incredible knowledge of the care sector.

Care and Childcare student Bedford College
What can I do next?

Student success

Many of our courses will allow you to progress on to higher level full-time study right through to degree-level, or combine further part-time study with employment in the care sector, giving you the chance to structure your learning to suit your individual needs.

You could go into healthcare or youth justice services, help children develop social and practical skills, or make sure people get the medicines they need – the possibilities are endless.

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Care & Childcare courses we offer

Part-time courses