Childcare
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.


Early Years Educator is a full time course for 16-18 year olds. The structure of the course is based on three days per week in College and two days in an early years setting (e.g. nursery, primary school).

Attending this course will equip learners with a weekly work placement where you will learn how to read stories to children, set up a play area, help children with personal care routines and keep children safe.

At College, you will be supported in learning how children grow and develop, how we keep children safe, how we can encourage healthy eating and why children play.

Entry Requirements

To be accepted on this course you must pass a written assessment at Level 2 English and Maths GCSE grade A*-D

Assessment Method

You will be assessed through written assignments and practical assessments.

Progression Opportunities

Progression can be into employment or to study Childcare at Level 3.

Study Methods

You will learn in dedicated classrooms and a range of childcare settings when on work training placements - this will include working with babies.

This is a one year course: three days in college and two days in placement.

Enrolment

We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times. www.wlc.ac.uk/enrol