HNC Early Education & Child Care - Full Time
Who is this course aimed at?
This course is ideally suited for candidates who have an interest in working with children 0-12 years and wish to continue their studies in the child care area.This course actively encourages applications from both male and female candidates.
What entry requirements will I need?
National Certificate Early Education & Childcare Group Award at Higher, SVQ 2 Children’s Care Learning & Development or relevant experience in Early Education and Childcare plus knowledge of Child Development. Entry is subject to a selection/recruitment process which consists of two interviews. An initial interview to assess suitability of course to candidate. The final part of the process will consist of an interview with College staff and a placement provider. All successful candidates will be required to be a member of the PVG Scheme prior to placement. School Leavers should have achievements at Higher level as well as child care experience. Adult Returners should be able to demonstrate the potential to work at this advanced level.
How and where will I study?
Study will take place at the Arbroath campus.
What will I study on this course?
Building on the Early Education and Childcare Higher you will study in depth the theory, policies and understanding of children’s development and learning which will enable you to be a confident and competent practitioner. A significant proportion of the course is learning within workplace settings such as local authority nurseries, private nurseries and primary schools where you will have the chance to put theory into practice as part of a professional team. Throughout the course you will see your confidence grow as you gain new skills in areas including research, observations, communication and team working.
Job and progression routes?
Early Years Practitioner, Playgroup Leader, Family Support worker, Classroom Assistant, After School Club Play Leader, Early Intervention Assistant. BA Childhood Practice, BSc Behavioural Sciences, University degree programmes in Social Work. The group award will allow you to register as a practitioner with the Scottish Social Services Council.