What is special about this course?
As a follow on from National 4 Early Education and Childcare, this is a wide ranging course that deepens your understanding of Child Development; Working in an Early Education and Childcare Setting and Play in Early Education and Childcare.
You will gain essential knowedge about the important domestic and social area of Early Education and Childcare. You will develop skills in working with children and gain insghts into the value and provision of play.
The course also develops self-confidence and a positive attitude for anyone considering working in this area
Preferably successful completion of National 4 Early Education and Childcare.
Mandatory units -
- Child Development and Health
- Play in Early Education and Childcare
- Working in Early Education and Childcare
Optional units - you will do one of the units below -
- Care and Feeding of Children
- First Aid
How will I study my course?
- Part Time
- Skills for Work
While there is no mandatory work placement in the course, the College will ensure that students are as active as possible with visits to a range of suitable organisations such as nurseries and after school clubs.
Visiting speakers from the sector will also add to the students understanding of the workplace.
How long will my course last?
1 Academic Years
Part time -160 hours.
Where can I study my course?
- Argyll College UHI
- Arran Learning Centre
- Campbeltown Hazelburn Learning Centre
- Dunoon Learning Centre
- Islay Learning Centre
- Lochgilphead Learning Centre
- Oban Learning Centre
- Rothesay Learning Centre
Please contact your local centre for more information on start date(s).
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
What can I do on completion of my course?
This course may provide you with the opportunity to progress to:
- Scottish Progression Award Early Education and Childcare
- Higher Early Education and Childcare
- Further Education
- Training in the Childcare sector
Is there more information available online?
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