National 5 SfW Early Learning and Childcare (Course Code: C246 75)

SCQF Level 5 (24 SCQF credit points)

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Why study SfW Early Learning 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 Learning 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, however you would be expected to have achieved:

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

You will learn about:

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

You may be able to arrange a related work experience placement by speaking to your pastoral care or guidance.

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?

You may be able to progress to:

Employment /Training

Further/Higher Education

Further study, training or employment in:

Which jobs are related to this subject?