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 Early Years

If you see yourself in a career working with children and young people, then studying with Boston College will equip you with all the skills, qualifications and experience you need.

You will learn about children and young people’s development, including the importance, types, and stages of play. Successful completion of advanced level courses will provide access to Practitioner status. On the Level 3 courses you can achieve up to 360 UCAS points, which gives you access to University Level courses in Teacher Training or an Early Years Foundation Degree, right here at Boston College. Extensive work experience will also play an important role in broadening your understanding and abilities.

You will learn from staff that have a wealth of experience in the Early Years industry. They also update their knowledge every year to ensure they are continually developing their own skills.
Simple EARN whilst you LEARN!

Get out into the world of work and gain qualifications relevant to the job and to your future by training through an Early Years Apprenticeship.

Click here to find out more and view our current vacancies!

Alternatively click on ‘Apprenticeships’ below to read all about the Apprenticeship course that we have available within Early Years.

If you are aged between 16-24 years old, with qualifications lower than Level 3, a Traineeships is a great stepping stone that can lead to an Apprenticeship or employment. Click here for more information.
If your son, daughter or ward is currently an Early Years student at Boston College, and you have a question or query, you can contact Craig Gosling, Programme Area Manager for Early Years by emailing

Early Years Handbook


Every year we produce a handbook, here you will find information on topics such as attendance and disciplinary procedures.

Case studies

Rebecca Bloomfield

The Early Years course at Boston College is a lot more than learning to look after children, we studying units such as Child Development, Play and Learning, Health and Safety and Safeguarding. Read more...

Kinga Porazewska

The Early Years course at Boston College is really hands on. Read more...

Department news

New Principal for Boston College

Following the retirement of Principal Amanda Mosek, Boston College has announced the appointment of Jo Maher, new Principal and Chief Executive, who joins the team from Reaseheath College in Cheshire where she was Assistant Principal.


Career Corner

  • Nusery Nurse
  • Au Pair
  • Nanny
  • Early Years Practitioner
  • Nursery Manager
  • Childminder
  • Teacher
  • Paediatric Nurse
  • Pre-School Assistant
  • Youth Worker