Degree Module: Insight into Teaching

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About...

This course is aimed towards those considering entering a teaching profession. It is designed to develop some of the core skills for teaching and consists of two SQA Higher National units: 

  • Supporting Children and Young People with Additional Support Needs
  • Community Learning and Development: Working with Young People

These units will give you an insight into additional support needs (ASN) of children and young people, an introduction to the key developmental stages of adolescence and key practices in working with young people. These skills and knowledge are essential for a career as a teacher, early years practitioner, youth worker, community learning development officer, or as a volunteer in any youth organisation, such as the scouts.

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Level SCQF 7

Delivery Online with lecturer support 

Location Remote

Duration One year

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  •  Supporting Children and Young People with Additional Support Needs

This is designed to enable learners to gain knowledge and understanding of additional support needs of children and young people and how to meet those needs in practice in relation to current legislation and policy. The unit will also enable learners to explore agencies and professionals engaged in offering support to children and young people with additional support needs and their families.

  • Community Learning and Development: Working with Young People

This unit is designed to enable learners to recognise and explore the key processes which influence the transition through early, middle and late stage adolescence and to explore the nature, purpose and contexts in working effectively with young people in a community setting. The learner will gain a critical understanding of physical, social and cognitive elements within the adolescence journey, as well as exploring key government policies which support the well-being of young people in Scotland. From this there will be a particular focus on the resulting strategies which inform best practice in youth work.

What next...

  • BA Child and Youth Studies
  • Teaching Qualification
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Entry requirements

National 5 Maths and 1 Higher at A-C in English or a Humanities subject.