Childcare and Development

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Why study Childcare and Development?

The childcare and development sector is a growth industry across Scotland, partly due to the increasing number of working parents. It has become ever more important that those working in the sector have appropriate qualifications and opportunities for professional development.

In this course you will develop an understanding of child development and the roles and responsibilities of practitioners, other professionals and parents/carers in meeting the needs of children from pre-birth to 16. You will learn how to: explain the holistic needs of a child; analyse, evaluate and present information; research and investigate and apply knowledge and understanding to childhood practice.

Childcare and Development is therefore an extremely useful course for a variety of career paths, particularly those which involve working with children, and makes a valuable contribution to your general education and personal development.

Career Pathways

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