Childcare and education

Childcare & Education

Childcare and Education

What you'll learn

Gain knowledge, skills and understanding about how to care for and support children’s development in early years or educational settings.

  • Individual support in a friendly atmosphere.
  • Get a nationally recognised qualification.
  • Help you develop a professional career.
  • Vocational placement training.

Courses are available at all our main Adult Learning Centres, with start dates throughout the year.

Before you begin a course, we carefully assess your skills at a ‘Welcome session‘ to make sure you join a course at the right level for you. To book a place on a Welcome session navigate to the Welcome session dates and contact the relevant centre.

Available Childcare Courses

Course NameDescriptionDuration
Making Career Choices in Care and EducationNot sure exactly what area you want to work in? Find out more about working in the care and education sectors.15 Hours
Preparing to Work in Schools (Level 1 Award)Develop the knowledge and skills needed to support children and young people in their schools.10 Weeks
Working in Early Years Settings (Level 1 Award)Develop a basic knowledge of childcare in early years settings.11 Weeks
Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (Level 2 Certificate)Learn about children's and young peoples's development, and develop skills and knowledge to support those with disabilities or special educational needs.36 Weeks
Supporting Individuals with Learning Difficulties (Level 2 Award)Develop skills and knowledge to work or volunteer with individuals with learning disabilities.18 Weeks
Support Work in Schools and Colleges (Level 2 Award)Develop the skills and knowledge to work or volunteer in a school or college setting.18 Weeks
Safeguarding in a Learning Environment (Level 1 Award)Enhance learning and professional development around safeguarding in the workplace.6 Weeks

Childcare Welcome Sessions

Course TitleVenueDayTimeCentre PostcodeCentre Telephone Number
Welcome to Care and EducationThe Avenue LibraryMonday-Friday09:30am-12:00pmM9 6HW0161 234 5080
Welcome to Care and EducationAbraham Moss CentreMonday-Friday09:30am-12:00pmM8 5UF0161 219 6735
Welcome to Care and EducationNewton House CentreMonday-Friday09:30am-12:00pmM40 1NY0161 254 7706
Welcome to Care and EducationLongsight Library and Learning CentreMonday-Friday09:30am-12:00pmM12 4NE0161 227 3706
Welcome to Care and EducationGreenheys CentreMonday-Friday09:30am-12:00pmM14 4HZ0161 254 7314
Welcome to Care and EducationForum LearningMonday-Friday09:30am-12:00pmM22 7HH0161 935 4080
Welcome to Care and EducationWithington CentreMonday-Friday09:30am-12:00pmM20 3ED0161 234 5687