HNC Childhood Practice (Year 1) - Evening

Please note that due to COVID-19, this course will be delivered with a blended learning approach.

This is a 2 year part-time programme aimed at those who wish to gain employment as an early learning and childcare practitioner. This sector is expanding and demand for qualified early years staff is set to rise. This advanced level course provides participants with the necessary skills and knowledge required for a career in early learning and childcare. The course will provide the student with a wide knowledge of the factors which influence children's care and their learning and development. Participants will gain an understanding of the principles, values and legislation underpinning early years practice. Students will also engage in a day-time placement where they will undertake three SVQ units. Successful completion of this course provides the necessary qualifications for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council at practitioner level.

This course will be delivered on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Course content includes:

- Care in Contemporary Society

- Leadership Starts with Me

- Health Wellbeing and Safeguarding

- Lifespan Development Theoretical Approaches

- Support for Play Learning and Development

- Promoting Language, Literacy and Numeracy

- Supporting Children and Young Peoples Behaviour

- Working with Children 3-6

This course will provide hands on training for those wishing to become an early years practitioner. The qualification has been identified as appropriate for early education and childcare practitioners and successful completion of the course will enable you to seek employment to work with children in a range of public and private settings and register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) at practitioner level.

- BA Childhood Practice

- Primary teaching

- Part-time study of PDA Childhood Practice

- Related studies at higher level

Mandatory:

- Participation at an information session.

- Successful interview.

- Candidates must be able to undertake 60 days practical experience in either a paid or voluntary position during the 2 year programme.

- Clear Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check required. Further Information on PVG Scheme will be issued to successful applicant prior to enrolment.

Plus one of the following:

- Two National 4 awards (or equivalent), and two Higher Grades at Grade C or above including English or communication 4/literature 1 (or equivalent).

- Relevant work experience.

- Successful completion of all units/exams within NC Early Education and Childcare (SCQF Level 6) with Higher Childcare and Development at Grade C or above with 60 days relevant placement experience.

- Applicants who do not meet these criteria, but have relevant paid workplace experience or alternative qualifications will be considered.

Further advice for evening applicants:

- Course places are only secured after payment/funding has been arranged.

- Fees of less than £150 must be paid in full.

- Payment by instalment is available, provided the course fee is greater than £150. Instalments must be paid via direct debit over a 4-month period and a 30% deposit is required in order to secure your place. You will not be able to apply online if paying by direct debit, please contact Evening Admissions.

- If a student fails to notify the College that they no longer require their course place, or withdraws from their course within 2 weeks - a £25 administration fee will be charged. As per the College Tuition Fees and Refund Policy, tuition fees are non-refundable except under exceptional circumstances.

- Refunds will only be given if the course is cancelled or significantly altered by the College.

Refer to our Tuition Fees Policy for further information.

  • Location

    Falkirk Campus

  • Attendance

    Evening

  • Start date

    08 September 2020

  • End date

    17 June 2021

  • Start time

    18.00

  • End time

    20.45

  • SCQF Level

    Level 7

  • Cost per person

    £780.00

  • Location

    Stirling Campus

  • Attendance

    Evening

  • Start date

    08 September 2020

  • End date

    17 June 2021

  • Start time

    18.00

  • End time

    20.45

  • SCQF Level

    Level 7

  • Cost per person

    £780.00