Local colleges offering courses in childcare

Before applying to study for a Level 3 qualification, check that it's a full and relevant Level 3 qualification. Otherwise it may not meet Ofsted requirements. The qualification will have Early Years Educator in the title, for example:

  • CACHE Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator) (VRQ)
  • CACHE Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator) (QCF)
  • City & Guilds Diploma for the Early Years Practitioner (Early Years Educator) (QCF)
  • Skillsfirst Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (Early Years Educator)
  • Pearson UK BTEC National Diploma in Children’s Play, Learning and Development (Early Years Educator)

To check whether a qualification is full and relevant, use the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications or the DfE-approved qualifications list.

Colleges offering childcare courses

Itchen College

Middle Road
023 8043 5636

Courses in Care at Itchen College

City College Southampton

St Mary Street
023 8048 4848

Courses in Early Years (Childcare) at City College Southampton

Eastleigh College

Chestnut Avenue
SO50 5FS
023 8091 1000

Childcare courses at Eastleigh College

FNTC Training and Consultancy

Units 1-5 Mews Business Park
Forest Mews
SO40 3GN
023 8086 6664

Contact FNTC Training

National Extension College

01223 400200

Courses offered by National Extension College

Hampshire Academy Training

023 8040 7436

Early Years Educator course at Hampshire Academy Training