Hartlepool Sixth Form College

Child Care and Education

BTEC Children's Play and Developement

You will study the most current and relevant National Early Years qualification available.

Topics you will study include: how children learn and develop; how to support children’s literacy and numeracy and health, education and social services for children and their families.

You will put this learning into practice as you complete compulsory placement experience in schools, nursery schools and day nurseries.

Student Profiles

“I would like to thank all of my tutors who have encouraged me with my studies and helped me to achieve my goals. After achieving BA honours degree in Early Years and Education at Teesside University I am now working as a qualified teacher in a primary school.” Gemma

“Following my experience in a local day nursery I was over the moon to gain employment there at the end of my course. A big thank you to all teachers who believed in me!” Charlotte


This course can progress to higher education to study primary teaching, paediatric nursing, social work as well as an Early Years Degree. Popular destinations for our students include Durham, York, Teesside, Northumbria, Sunderland and Liverpool.