Childcare has been taught at Irlam and Cadishead Academy for many years. The Department has significant experience in delivering a range of courses that are up-to-date and in-line with developments in national vocational initiatives.

We are a high achieving department with outstanding GCSE results that are above the national average.

Our Department strives for excellence from every learner by encouraging them to embrace experiences and opportunities and to apply their learning to examples within different settings of care.

We set high aspirations and expectations for all students and fully support them in achieving their potential. We strive to develop young people with active and creative minds and a sense of understanding and compassion for others. Each student is supported through attending engaging lessons and use of resources which challenge and motivate them.


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