European Social Fund


Preston College offers a variety of courses for those hoping to pursue a career in Childcare, Early Years and Teaching. With a diverse range of roles and career opportunities, flexible prospects present themselves in schools, where supporting teaching and learning qualifications provide the opportunity to work as in-class support, typically working on a term-time only basis.

Those looking to work with some of the youngest members of society will find that caring for children and children and young people’s workforce qualifications provide the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to begin work in nursery or local childcare setting, whilst our flexible Education and Teaching Level 3 Award offers an opportunity to gain a taster for life as a teacher in alternative settings.

Regardless of your chosen programme, you can expect to be taught through practical workshops, specialist speakers and classroom activities that go hand-in-hand with teaching support and teaching practice.

With over 58,000 people employed in education in Lancashire, a figure about the national average, whether you are looking for a term-time only support position or wish to teach the next generation within your subject specialism, Preston College can support you in achieving your career goals.