Childcare and Development Higher

What is special about this course?

The course will enable you to understand child development from pre-birth to 16 and the roles and responsibilities of those who contribute to the development of children and young people.

You will study the holistic needs of children and young people and explore how these needs interrelate, evaluate methods for assessing the development of children and identify and analyse factors that influence child development. You will also study theories of development and analyse these in relation to working with children and young people.

You will explore current services and the role of professionals and others working in partnership to support the development of children and young people and look at the how legislation influences professional working relationships.

Entry requirements

You will normally be expected to have attained National 5 Early Learning  and Childcare or similar. You will also benefit from having National 5 English.

The course has three main subject areas:

Child Development

You will investigate child development from pre-birth to16. You will develop an understanding of the holistic needs of children and young people and explore how these needs interrelate. You will evaluate methods for assessing the development of the child. This provides you with the opportunity to identify and analyse factors that influence child development.

Child Development: Theory

You will develop an understanding of theories of development and analyse these in relation to working with children and young people.

Services for Children and Young People

You will explore current services and the role of professionals and others working in partnership to support the development of children and young people. You will develop an understanding of the ways in which legislation influences professional working relationships, and will analyse initiatives and strategies used to inform current practice.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Skills for Work

You will be taught face to face in a classroom situation. Visiting specialists will give talks about their experiences to enhance your learning.


How long will my course last?


1 Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

Start date

In most schools this course will start in June.

Fees

For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

You may be able to progress to vocational qualifications (SVQ) Social Services (Children and Young People) or NC Early Education and Childcare.

Is there more information available online?

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This course is part of our schools-link senior phase programme and is embedded in your option choices at school. If this course is offered by your school speak to your Guidance Teacher and request an application form.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Argyll College UHI. Argyll College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.