Skills for Work Early Education and Childcare National 5 (SCHOOLS)

PLEASE NOTE - only pupils who will be at school during session 2020/21 can apply for this course***

This course can help you begin to prepare for working in the early education and childcare sector by developing employability skills. It will give you basic knowledge about how children develop. You will also help you to begin to understand some of the demands and responsibilities associated with working in this sector.

Attendance:

Alloa/ Falkirk: Tuesday and Thursday (afernoons)

Stirling: Friday (all day)

This course is made up of 3 mandatory units and one optional unit.

Mandatory Units:

  • Child Development
  • Play in Early Education and Childcare
  • Working in Early Education and Childcare

Optional Units:

  • Parenting

This course could lead to the following careers:

  • Early Education Worker
  • Teacher
  • Au - pair
  • Social Care Assistant working with families and children
  • Child Minder
  • Child Care worker on holiday resorts
  • Crèche Worker

This Course may provide candidates with opportunities to progress to:

  • Further Education
  • Training/employment

***PLEASE NOTE - only pupils who will be at school during session 2020/21 can apply for this course***

  • Three National 4s at C or above, including English or equivalent
  • The course is available at National 5 and the level of study will be decided by the college after a successful interview
  • Candidates will be presented with a task in small groups and observed during the completion of the task. They will be interviewed after the task

For more information, please contact your pupil support teacher in school.

  • Location

    Alloa Campus

  • Start date

    25 August 2020

  • End date

    20 May 2021

  • SCQF Level

    Level 5

  • Location

    Falkirk Campus

  • Start date

    25 August 2020

  • End date

    22 April 2021

  • SCQF Level

    Level 5