Childhood Studies: An Introduction SCQF Level 5
What is special about this course?
If you’re passionate about working with children and young people this access course is a great place to start.
Through a mix of theory and practical work you’ll learn about many aspects of child development. This course will help you to build an excellent base to unlock higher levels of study in this subject.
- You must be 16 years of age at the start of the course.
- Child Development
- Child Nutrition
- Child Protection
- A Safe Environment
- Prevention of Infection
- HIV, Hepatitis B, C Infections
- Language, Literacy and Numeracy
- Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate
- First Aid
- Social Services in Scotland
- Working in a Care Setting
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
Your course will generally be a mix of scheduled connected learning time, and practical learning.
When we talk about ‘Connected Learning’ we mean that you will learn together with your lecturers and fellow classmates at a scheduled time in an online classroom. This will include a combination of video conferencing (like a Zoom call), interactive chat and sharing of presentation slides and other visuals. Online classrooms provide you with real time interaction, contact and discussion with your lecturer and fellow students, so it’s a much richer experience than purely online learning.
You will be expected to attend classes for 16 hours each week, which is usually timetabled across 3 days.
In 2022-23 all courses will be taught in our learning centres, where you will still take part in a virtual classroom, connecting with a few of our other locations, but you may have fellow students with you in your learning centre.
How long will my course last?9 Months
Where can I study my course?
- Arran Learning Centre
- Campbeltown Hazelburn Learning Centre
- Dunoon Learning Centre
- Helensburgh Learning Centre
- Islay Learning Centre
- Lochgilphead Learning Centre
- Oban Learning Centre
- Rothesay Learning Centre
Social Services, Families and Young People. Wednesdays 9.00-4.00pm consists of 3 SQA units and costs £258.
Care of Children Thursdays 9.00-1.00pm consists of 2 SQA units and costs £172
If you are on a low income or in receipt of certain benefits may receive a fee waiver. Please refer to page 2 of our Fees and Funding Guide to see if you are eligible. You can download a FEE WAIVER FORM here. If you would like help or advice on fee waiver, please contact your nearest learning centre.
If you do not qualify for a fee waiver, you may be able to apply for an Individual Training Account (ITA) to cover up to £200 the cost of this course.
This course is not available to students who require a Tier 4 Home Office visa to study in Scotland (international or EU).
Bursary for Living Costs
If you are 18 years of age or over on the start date of your course, and will be studying full-time you may be eligible for bursary funding, depending on your household income. Our bursary fund is finite and is allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis so it’s important to make your application for bursary as soon as the application process opens in July. You will need to have accepted our offer before you apply.
If you are under 18 you may be eligible for EMA. EMA is paid at a rate of £30 per week dependent on your total household income.
Please see page 2 of our Fees and Funding Guide for full details of Bursary and EMA.
You may also be eligible for assistance with travel and childcare, and we have discretionary funds for those students in need. You can find all the information you need in our funding pages.
What can I do on completion of my course?
When you’ve successfully completed this course, you can move on to study at a higher level with courses such as:
- NC Early Education and Childcare
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.
Apply for Childhood Studies: An Introduction SCQF Level 5
We are no longer accepting applications for 2023/24
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