National 4 SfW Early Education and Childcare (Course Code: C221 74)

SCQF Level 4 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study SfW Early Education and Childcare?

Educating or caring for young children is a very rewarding career. You are in a position to develop and enhance the lives of children and young people, and your enthusiasm will sow seeds which can grow right through life!

Early Education and Childcare offers good opportunities for students who enjoy:

Career Pathways

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Social, Caring and Advisory Services

Teaching and Classroom Support

What do I need to get in?

Entry is at the discretion of the school or college.

What will I study?

The course is made up of three compulsory units and one optional unit from a choice of three, each one taking 40 hours of study.

The compulsory units are:

The optional units are

Maintenance of a Safe Environment

You will learn about

health and safety legislation

Where will I take the course?

You will usually train at a local college. Training sessions will take place for a set number of hours and weeks during term time.

Work experience/placements

How will I be assessed?

Assessment in this Course will be based on a range of practical workshop activities, supported by assessor observation checklists and candidate self-checking of quality.

In the Employability Skills Unit, candidates will carry out self-evaluation on a range of skills, review their progress and identify action points.

What can I go on to next?

Employment /Training

Further/Higher Education

You may be able to progress to:

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?