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Exploring Early Childhood Careers

Delivery dates for 2024 and 2025

Application closing dates Course start dates
Tuesday, 4 June 2024, and Tuesday, 11 June 2024
Tuesday, 9 July 2024, and Tuesday, 16 July 2024
Tuesday, 10 September 2024, and Tuesday, 17 September 2024 Tuesday, 14 January 2025, and Tuesday, 21 January 2025
Tuesday, 8 October 2024, and Tuesday, 15 October 2024 Tuesday, 4 February 2025, and Tuesday, 11 February 2025
Tuesday, 12 November 2024, and Tuesday, 19 November 2024 Tuesday, 4 March 2025, and Tuesday, 11 March 2025
Tuesday, 3 December 2024, and Tuesday, 10 December 2024 Tuesday, 25 March 2025, and Tuesday, 1 April 2025

Introduction to Early Childhood Careers

This course has been developed to provide information for people considering working in the Early Childhood sector. Throughout the course, learners will explore the roles and responsibilities, expectations, and skills required to be working with children and young people.


Learners will be expected to attend three online training sessions set out over six weeks. During this training, learners will engage in good practice and discuss:

  • The value of play for babies and young children
  • Management and organisation in an early years setting
  • Roles and responsibilities in an early years setting.

On completion of this introductory course, successful candidates can continue to study for an accredited entry-level qualification:

NCFE/CACHE accredited Level 1 Introductory to Early Years Settings qualification.