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Education and Early Years

Build a foundation for your future in childhood education.

Early Years Student Reading Childrens Book

Get industry experience

You will benefit from structured work placements, which students have to complete a minimum of 250 hours of placement for level 2.

We have a specific Industry Liaison Officer that help with placements and assessors as they have observations as part of their placement.

Early Years Student In Classroom working

Learn through practical training

You will develop your practical skills and knowledge with our wide range of tools and equipment.

We have got simulation baby dolls. Practical skills such as training for sterilisation, nappy changing, changing of foods, health and safety around babies and children. Sensory toys and activities.

Early Years Student In Classroom working with baby

How you apply for a course at EKC Ashford College

Step 1 – Find a subject you’re interested in

Explore our range of courses at EKC Ashford College.

Step 2 – Apply

Apply via our website and online application portal.

Step 3 – Come to an interview

Come to EKC Ashford College in person for an interview and speak to our team who will help you find the course for you.

Outside shot of Ashford College

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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We’re part of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.