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Education and Early Years

Build a foundation for your future in childhood education and develop the skills needed to work with children aged between 0 and 5 years.

Start a career in Early Years

If you are interested in working with young children, our courses will give you the skills, knowledge and experience to become a fully qualified Early Years Practitioner through hands-on learning and industry placements.

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 in nurseries and schools.

Training Nursery

You will gain practical experience in our training nursery, with access to specialist equipment, to give you an understanding of how real childcare centres work and help you to learn how to create a safe and stimulating environment that supports children mentally, emotionally and physically.

How you apply for a course at Dover College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Explore our subject areas and see which of our courses is right for you.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply for your chosen course via our website.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come along to an applicant day here at EKC Dover College, where you can meet our team and enrol onto one of our courses.

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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