What is special about this course?
This is a recognised qualification and on completion of the course the student can apply for jobs in an early years support worker role or progress onto SVQ Social Services: Children and Young People SCQF Level 7.
Current or previous experience working in an early years setting.
Successful completion of 'Childhood Studies: an Introduction'.
You must be willing to attend Placement.
You must be willing to undergo a PVG check
This vocational course aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to work with children and young people 0 – 21 years in a variety of settings and to qualify the student to work in a support role. You will gain an international recognised qualification which guarantees that you have the skills, knowledge and abilities required to carry out your role successfully.
The course consists of 4 mandatory Units and 2 optional Units.
You will be required to undergo a PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) check.
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
Placement in a nursery, school, playgroup or a mixture of all will be mandatory.
Students will attend college two days per week to write up reflective accounts on their practice within the childcare setting. Students will have the support of a tutor who will attend their workplace to observe their practice, and assist them in the completion of their portfolio of evidence and support with underpinning knowledge.
How long will my course last?
Completion of the course will require the student to attend College 2 days a week and 2 days in placement for 34 weeks over one academic year.
Where can I study my course?
- Argyll College UHI
- Local Centres
The course will start beginning of September of each year. Please contact your local centre for more details on precise dates.
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Upon successful completion, students will gain a recognised qualification which guarantees that they have the skills, knowledge and abilities required to carry out their role successfully.
Students can progress onto SVQ Social Services: Children and Young People SCQF Level 7, depending on their job role and level of responsibility.
Is there more information available online?
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