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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.

Applicants that are 19+ please scroll down and click on the appropriate programme including access, higher education, and short and part-time courses.

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

Career Prospects

This pathway could lead to many career opportunities


Primary and nursery education teaching professionals

Annual pay
£15,600 - £38,480

Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to expand by 33% over the period to 2027, adding 135,479 jobs. In the same period, 74% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 301,488 job openings.

Role description

Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction to children at all levels up to the age of entry into secondary education.

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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.

Guidance on Interviews

Once you have submitted an application we will contact you with the a range of options for conducting your interviews remotely, such as telephone or Skype, or organising interviews once the College reopens and social distancing is relaxed.

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:

What are T Levels?

T Levels are a brand new qualification designed to give you a head start towards the future you want. They follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A Levels.

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

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Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111