Trips & Work Experience
Work placements form an important part of all our Health, Care & Early Years courses and we have great links with local employers, who provide work experience opportunities for our students.
Students on our Early Years courses undertake vital work experience in nursery settings, pre-schools and primary schools. Our Level 2 and Level 3 Early Years students spend two days a week throughout their course in a placement setting, allowing them to work with a range of different age groups and develop their skills. Our Level 1 students also go out on work placements, giving them a good insight into the sector. We will help you find a placement at the start of the year, and you will often be able to complete your placement near to where you live. This practical work experience gives our students at Level 3 a Licence to Practice and Early Years Educator status, which allows them to progress to Higher Education or begin employment as a fully qualified Early Years practitioner.
“We are very pleased with the quality of our CRC students, the combination of college work and placements provides students who are equipped with the right skills to care for and educate young children and who are work-ready. We have employed several upon completion of their courses and will be doing so again”, Tracy Hutchison, Beach Babies Day Nurseries.
Our Health & Care students benefit from our unique Deakin Learning Centre, at the heart of the Addenbrooke’s Hospital campus. The learning centre is home to some of the best facilities in the country, all designed to help our students succeed in their studies. It is equipped with the latest teaching technology as well as fully-equipped practical areas – kitchens, care rooms, laboratory, an exercise room and specially-equipped bathrooms – to help students learn real, hands-on care.
Our close links with Addenbrooke’s Hospital provide fantastic work experience opportunities for students, and our new Student Healthcare Assistant Programme allows exceptional students to spend one day a week over six weeks shadowing hospital staff in clinical areas including oncology and diabetes.
“Working with the younger children at primary school has really opened my eyes to a career in teaching”
James Rose - Level 3 Early Years Educator