Preparation for a Career in Early Learning and Childcare

Course Content

This entry level course will support you to find out about how children learn through play, how children grow and develop at different stages and how to care properly for young children. You will learn different skills and gain knowledge through a range of indoor and outdoor practical activities as well as in class written work. You will also have the chance to improve your skills in the following areas: literacy, ICT, outdoor play and teamwork. These experiences will enhance your skills and knowledge for entering employment in an early years setting.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. Selection will be based on personal statement, a written task and satisfactory reference.

Method of Assessment

Course work, essays, posters, assessments.

Future Prospects

Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to Certificate in Early Education at SCQF Level 5.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Gardyne Campus

  • Start Date

    31 Jan 2022

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    16 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Children & Young People

  • Fee stated is per academic year.  All course fees are reviewed annually, and subject to change. Published fees apply to the courses mode of delivery.
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