Vocational Childcare courses

Key Information 

If you want to play a vital role in developing the nation’s young people, then a Vocational BTEC course in Childcare is for you. Work with, or for the benefit of children, by studying the issues affecting them, including health, play, social influences and rights.

Why Blackburn College?

  • 750 hours of guaranteed work experience at nurseries, schools, children centres, disability units and pupil referral units.
  • Opportunity to gain an additional qualification in paediatric first aid. 
  • Get involved with the Forest School experience - a type of outdoor education in which children visit forests and learn personal, social and technical skills.
  • Brilliant industry links with Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Lancashire County Council and East Lancashire Hospitals Trust (NHS).
  • Purpose-built Childcare facilities located in our £18.3 million Beacon Centre.

HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO EARN?

You can expect a starting salary of approximately £15,000 - which can rise significantly as your career progresses.

Career Opportunities 

Here are just a few of the careers and job roles our students have gone on to do:

  • Child Minding
  • Family Support Worker
  • Hospital Play Worker
  • Nursery Manager
  • Child Psychologist
  • Residential Care
  • Social Worker
  • Special Needs Support Assistant
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Youth Worker