What is special about this course?
The Early Education and Childcare Courses can help you begin to prepare for working in the early education and childcare sector by giving you basic knowledge about how children develop and by developing your employability skills. You will begin to understand some of the demands and responsibilities associated with working in this sector. Visiting speakers from the sector will also add to the students understanding of the workplace.
Students will undergo an interview to gain entry to the course.
The course contains 4 units at National 4 (SCQF4). You will study the development of children from birth to young adulthood, how play can affect the development of children, and you will gain an insight into the various types of early education and childcare provision available for children. The course is designed as an introduction to early education and childcare and it will help you to begin to understand some of the demands and responsibilities of working in this sector.
- Child Development
- Play in Early Education
- Childcare Working in Early Education
How will I study my course?
- Part Time
- Skills for Work
The class is taught face to face and will include group work, research skills and practical skills.
How long will my course last?
The course is delivered over one academic year for a maximum of 160 hours
Where can I study my course?
- Arran Learning Centre
- Campbeltown Hazelburn Learning Centre
- Dunoon Learning Centre
- Islay Learning Centre
- Lochgilphead Learning Centre
- Oban Learning Centre
- Rothesay Learning Centre
- Tiree Learning Centre
- Tobermory Learning Centre
Please contact your local centre for more details on the course start date.
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Early Education and Childcare Course at National 5.
Is there more information available online?
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