You will need a minimum of one relevant Higher at Grade C or above, or a pass in a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 6 or equivalent. Applicants with appropriate experience or other training may be accepted without formal qualifications.
A place on this course is subject to an interview process.
All applicants will be interviewed and your application will need to be supported by two credible referees.
Successful applicants will be disclosed.
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone who wishes to progress with their studies to acquire the theoretical knowledge and practical experience required to be a practitioner in the Early Education/Childcare sectors.
What subjects will I be studying?
During the course you will study the following mandatory subjects:
Working in an Early Education and Childcare Setting
Children and Young People Rights: Provision, Protection and Participation
Theoretical Approaches to Development and Learning
Early Education and Childcare: Group Award Graded Unit
Curriculum and Assessment in an Early Education and Childcare Setting
How many days will I be in college?
Normally 2 days in college, with an additional 2 days on practical placement (typically from November to June), however you will be given your timetable when you attend your Programme Induction.
How will I be assessed?
You will undertake a significant amount of practical placements as the course progresses along with continuous class based assessments. You will also undertake the externally assessed HN Graded Unit in Early Education and Childcare.
What can I do next?
Progression to a wide range of relevant vocational courses at SCQF Level 8 or progression to employment or university, which may include articulation arrangements with a variety of degree courses.
How do I fund my course?
Go online to www.saas.gov.uk. and apply for course funding, travel expenses and a student loan if you require one.
Due to the large number of applications we have received for this course, we regret that all available places have been filled.
Would you like to look for an alternative course?
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