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Facilities and Resources

  • Work-based vocational programme
  • In partnership with the University of Reading
  • Access to facilities at both BCA and the University of Reading
  • Personal tutor


As part of this course you will gain employability skills in the following areas –

  • Observation Skills
  • Patience
  • Communication Skills
  • Adaptability
  • Creativity
  • Teamwork
  • Empathy
  • Problem-Solving Skills
  • Cultural Competence
  • Leadership Skills

Why study a Children's Development and Learning course?

Aimed at education practitioners who are working with children up to the age of 11, the University of Reading has partnered with BCA to offer a course that will allow you to continue to work whilst developing the skills you need to progress in your chosen career.


As a vocational programme, the course is work-based and your assignments and lessons are all designed to benefit your professional development.


You’ll build upon your experience through modules in areas such as child development, safeguarding, creativity and critical thinking, and working in partnership with parents.


There is plenty of support available to help you get the most out of your course. You will be allocated a personal tutor who will have regular one-to-one meetings with you. You’ll also nominate someone from within your own workplace, such as a manager or colleague, to become your mentor.

Experienced Teachers

Our experienced staff will be there to teach you career-ready transferrable skills, preparing you for life after college