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Early Years


Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

Build a foundation for your future in childhood education. Learn in our training nursery and benefit from our links.

With access to the College training nursery, students are supported during their studies, enabling them to recognise their potential before entering the childcare industry or progressing on to university.

Students benefit from structured placements, which is an integral part of the early years qualification. Extensive links with local employers provides access to placement opportunities* and real-life training. *DBS check required.

  • Nursery Assistant
  • Teacher
  • Au Pair/Nanny
  • Child Psychologist
  • Children's Holiday Rep

Career Prospects

This pathway could lead to many career opportunities


Nursery nurses and assistants

Annual pay

The workforce is projected to expand by 12% over the period to 2024, adding 24,432 jobs. In the same period, 34% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 69,386 job openings.

Role description

Nursery nurses and assistants care for children from birth up to seven years of age in day or residential nurseries, children’s homes, maternity units and similar establishments.

What's next?

Step 1 Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 Interview

At your interview, the tutor will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. This is also your opportunity to make sure that this pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Courses at Canterbury College

If you know exactly which course and level you need to apply for, or want more information, please select from the options below:

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111