Education and Childhood courses

Top 20

for Education

(Guardian League Table 2018)

TEF Gold - we're rated gold for teaching excellence


£150 million invested in facilities in the last 10 years

There’s much more to education than training to teach.

Inspirational education doesn't just take place in the classroom. From early years to lifelong learning, we'll prepare you for a range of careers where you can have a lasting impact, both in schools and the wider community.

If you're passionate about helping others realise their potential, our courses will equip you with the skills to improve the lives of individuals and the societies they’re part of. You'll have the opportunity to undertake varied and exciting work placements to gain valuable hands-on experience that will help you secure a job when you graduate.

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"They promoted ways to problem solve"

Emily Carter, BA (Hons) Child and Youth Studies graduate from the University of Derby

"Besides being amazing, helpful and insightful, the lecturers had real life experience to draw on and were all passionate about their work. If you needed anything, they were always there for you, but they promoted ways to problem solve so that you could become a more independent adult and learn to trust yourself and your knowledge and experience."

What our Education and Childhood graduates do

Career opportunities open to graduates include:

  • nursery manager
  • early years teacher
  • family support worker
  • play worker
  • senior teaching assistant
  • learning support
  • mentoring
  • care assistant
  • SEND support
  • careers guidance
  • offender and community learning facilitator