What is special about this course?
The Scottish Government recognises the need to diversify the early years workforce in order to ensure that children have access to positive male role models from an early age.
The FREE course is an all men course, delivered 6-9pm to accommodate existing employment commitments.
You will explore a child's development from birth, and will look at the benefits of play and how that links to learning. You will begin to understand and develop your own personal attributes that contribute towards an excellent practitioner. You will work together to look at the factors which can impact on a child's overall development, and learn about the professionals involved in supporting children and their families.
You will learn from experienced practitioners who have who have up-to-date industry knowledge.
No formal entry requirements.
Applicants will have an interest in childcare.
Online applications are welcomed. All applicants will be contacted by telephone to introduce them to the staff/course and answer any queries that they may have.
- The development of children and young people – identifies the key milestones in each of the aspects of a child’s development from birth to 18 years, methods to assess development and professionals involved.
- Promoting wellbeing of children and young people – explores a range of influences and circumstances which may have an impact on the wellbeing of children and young people, the physical and emotional risks at different stages of a child’s development and the role of adults such as parents, play workers and teachers.
- Play for children and young people – explores the benefits of play, considers and reflects on the play environment.
- Support the safeguarding of children - support on handling safeguarding concerns that might be raised, the associated legislation and roles and responsibilities of adults
How will I study my course?
- Part Time
- Distance learning
A mix of face-to-face, online and project work.
Placements can be explored
You will be helped to develop your skills in independent study. You will be provided with online resources to work through, within the support of your tutors.
How long will my course last?
Where can I study my course?
- Inverness Campus
26 March 2019
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
What can I do on completion of my course?
All successful candidates will be offered an interview for HNC Childhood Practice which can be studied either full time face-to-face or part time by evening delivery.
The demand for skilled workers means there’s never been a better time to find employment as a childcare worker
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.