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Early Years and Health & Social Care

Caring for others isn’t a job, it’s a calling.

Studying with NSCG will help you get a step on the career ladder to join the army of keyworkers and NHS heroes who've supported the UK through the COVID-19 pandemic. Sound good? Then you've applied for the right course - a career in Early Years and Health & Social Care will promise to be a rewarding one.

Care, Community or Education: Meet your lecturers

Useful information and contact details

Childcare (Level 3)

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Childcare Summer Task 1

Childcare Summer learning Pack

In the meantime, if you have a question for Sarah about the course? You can get in touch by emailing sarah.penny@nscg.ac.uk

Health & Social Care (Level 3)

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Health & Social Care Summer Task

Health & Social Care home learning pack

In the meantime, if you have a question for Zoe about the course? You can get in touch by emailing zoe.pickard@nscg.ac.uk

Education & Childcare (T Level - Level 3)

Keep checking back here for updates! As September gets closer, we'll be adding more information here for you.

In the meantime, if you have a question for Meryl about the course? You can get in touch by emailing meryl.cotton@nscg.ac.uk

Childcare (Level 2)

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Childcare Summer Task

In the meantime, if you have a question for Sarah about the course? You can get in touch by emailing karen.brocklehurst@nscg.ac.uk

Health & Social Care (Level 2)

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

Health & Social Care Summer Task

In the meantime, if you have a question for Layla about the course? You can get in touch by emailing layla.mountford@nscg.ac.uk

Health & Social Care (HNC)

SUMMER WORK

To help you transition into college life we've set a number of tasks for you to complete over the summer.

HS Care HNC Summer Work

GET TO KNOW OUR STAFF

Meryl Cotton

Meryl Cotton

Curriculum Manager: Early Years, Health & Social Care

We caught up with Meryl, to chat all about her experiences before joining NSCG, and her advice for anyone wanting to get into a career in care, community or education.

Q: Tell us about your experiences before joining the college.

A: I previously worked for Public Health England providing young people with health opportunities in a local area through physical exercise, healthy eating and reducing smoking projects in deprived areas.

Q: Why did you decide to get into teaching?

A: I think I have always wanted to be a teacher even from a young age – I just wasn’t sure which age group I wanted to work with until I left university and had the opportunity to work with post 16 year olds – and l loved it!

Read her full Q&A here.

Tara Morton

Tara Morton

Lecturer in Early Years

We caught up with Lecturer in Early Years, Tara Morton, to chat about her experiences before joining the College, what she loves most about the work she does, and her advice for anyone wanting to pursue a career in childcare.

Q: Tell us about your experiences before joining the College.

A: Before joining NSCG I was in a completely different sector; sales. After having my first child I decided that it was no longer for me and decided to retrain. I went back to college and completed an Access to Education Diploma which enabled me to enter university where I achieved a degree in Childhood & Family Studies & Sociology. I then went on to complete a PGCE PCE which is when I joined the NSCG family to complete my teacher training, I was lucky enough to join this fab team for my first year of teaching.

Read Tara's full Q&A here.

Work Placements

Work experience and industry placements are a short-term experience of employment. As part of a student’s college life, it is imperative that we ensure they are ready for the world of work.

All of our Health & Social Care and Early Years courses involve some form of Work Placement up to 750 hours as part of their course requirements.

The videos below show some of our students taking part in work placements. Play the video and listen to our students and the employers talking about their experiences of work placements.

Ofsted, 2019
Learners on vocational courses develop high-quality technical and practical skills to enable them to move into further learning or employment.

Ofsted, 2019

College life

Hit play to watch our 'BTEC at NSCG' video! We hope you're looking forward to being part of the NSCG family.

NEW STARTERS FACEBOOK GROUP

Take some time to get to know us really well. You will find our latest news, events and updates by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you are on Facebook please be sure to join our new Facebook groups ‘NSCG Stafford College Starters 2021’ where you can virtually join a community of learners who will also be joining NSCG in September, some of whom may be on the same course as you.

Get in touch

Got a question about studying Early Years or Health & Social Care? Complete the form below and we'll respond as soon as we can.

Department Highlights

BTEC Bronze Award Winner, Robyn Lea

"All aspects of my BTEC course have helped me develop my knowledge and confidence, and in turn this has allowed me to be a positive role model to others in the community."

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Trips and Enrichment

As part of their studies, Health & Social Care students visited Disneyland Paris to learn about how the park manages areas such as equality & diversity rights, diet & nutrition, health & safety as well as learning through play.

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Fundraising for Children in Need

Early Years students as part of their studies raised money for BBC Children in Need by organising a pyjama day at Stafford College.

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Expert Guest Speakers

Throughout their course, students on Health & Social Care and Early Years courses will experience talks and visits from experts in their field, passing on impartial knowledge and sharing experiences of their time working in care and education.

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If you have a specific question about our Virtual Open Days, simply get in touch.

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