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Education and Early Years

Build a foundation for your future in childhood education.

Step into a career in Education and Early Years

If you are interested in working with young children, this area of study will provide you with the first step into a challenging but very rewarding career.

Our qualifications let you choose between teaching assistant or early years, which means you can focus on the areas of childcare and education that you want a career in.

Get Industry Experience

You will benefit from structured work placements, which are an integral part of your qualification. Extensive links with local employers provides access to placement opportunities and real-life training.

We also have our EKC Folkestone Nursery on site, where you can gain even more practical experience during your course.

Excellent Facilities

You will gain practical experience in one of our training classrooms, with access to specialist facilities to give you an understanding of how real childcare centres work.

How you apply for a course at EKC Folkestone College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Explore our range of courses and find the one that is right for you.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply via our website and online application portal.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come to EKC Folkestone College in person for an applicant day to explore our facilities and meet our team.

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Career prospects

Primary Education Teaching Professional
Annual pay
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.
Role description
Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction to children at all levels up to the age of entry into secondary education.
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Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.