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Early Years Academy

New & Exclusive Academy in partnership with Preston City Council


Start your career in Early Years Education

Gain invaluable real work experience in a local creche

Gain a recognised Level 2 or 3 qualification

If you are looking to start your career in Early Years Education but don’t want to be stuck in a classroom five days a week then you’ve come to the right place. Preston’s College combines real work experience with the achievement of the qualifications so you have the skills that employers are looking for. Working in partnership with Preston City Council we have arranged for our cadets to complete two days work experience at a local crèche facility – meaning you can learn on the job. You will also complete two days per week at college developing your knowledge and skills for the workplace.

Why should I join?

Not only will you receive on the job training under the supervision of qualified tutors and assessors but you will increase your opportunities for employment at the end of your training. The experience and qualifications you gain will enhance your CV and show employers that you are work ready. Keeping you one step ahead of the competition.

How do I join?

To be eligible for the Academy you need to be enrolled on to a Level 2 or 3 Early Years full-time course at Preston’s College. There are only 15 places on the Early Years Cadetship Academy and you will have to compete for these places. Firstly you must fill in a College application form and the College will be in touch.