Early Years & Education

This popular area can offer you a rewarding career working with children and young people. You will need to be a good team player, able to communicate effectively, be enthusiastic, patient and understanding, and good at problem solving.

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Our early years programmes

Our range of practical courses will ensure that gaining a rewarding career in the childcare sector will be child’s play!
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What jobs can you do?

Do you have a passion for working with children? Start your career in this rewarding industry.

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Our early years and education students get the best experience

Find out about the exciting activities our early years and education students take part in whilst studying at New College Durham.

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Meet our students

Our Early Years and Education students have gone onto do great things.

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Meet our Apprentices

Our Apprentices have gone on to do great things.

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Our links with employers and industry

We work in partnership with local employers to provide you with work placement opportunities.

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Take a tour around our Early Years & Education facilities

Our students have access to some excellent facilities, such as virtual babies and pregnancy simulation equipment.