You will need four relevant Standard Grades at Credit Level, or a pass in a relevant NC course at SCQF Level 5 or equivalent.
A place on the course is subject to an interview process.
Prospective applicants need to be supported by two credible referees.
Successful applicants will be disclosed.
Who is this course for?
You may be thinking about a career as an Early Years Support Worker, Practitioner or even eventually becoming a teacher.
This course will help you develop the skills, knowledge and qualities you will need to progress in a career in childcare.
What subjects will I be studying?
As the course progresses you will study subjects such as:
Play in Early Education and Childcare
Supporting Children’s Rights and Entitlements
Holistic Approaches to Child Health
Supporting a Curriculum in an Early Education & Childcare Setting
You will also undertake the Higher exam:
Early Education and Childcare
How many days will I be in college?
Initially 3 days in college then, following the start of the practical placement period (typically in November), 2 days in college and 2 days on placement. You will be given your exact timetable when you attend your Programme Induction.
How will I be assessed?
You will undertake continuous class based assessments during the course, carry out a range of practical activities and tasks on placement and sit the externally assessed Higher ‘Early Education and Childcare’.
What can I do next?
Progression on to a wide range of relevant vocational courses at SCQF Level 7 or employment.
This will depend on your results and positive feedback from your lecturers.
Other routes of progression, however, are possible within Health and Social Care and Social Sciences.
How do I fund my course?
You should apply for a Bursary. You can get a Bursary/EMA Application Pack from the Student Finance Office located in the Student Information Centre at Ayr Campus once you have been offered a place on the course.
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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