Early Learning and Childcare

HNC Childhood Practice

Evening & Full-time

Available at 3 campuses

Overview


If you enjoy working with children and would like to make a difference to their early years the HNC in Childhood Practice is a course for you. This course will give you a deep understanding of working with children and young people, and will help you to integrate knowledge and theory into practice in line with National Care Standards and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Codes of Practice.

Please note to be eligible for this course you must be 17 by 31st October 2020 due to health and safety legislation.

Course Information


You must have Two Highers, one of which should be English at level C or above or have successfully completed of one of the following courses:

  • NC Early Education and Childcare
  • PDA Education Support Assistant

Some experience working with children in a paid or voluntary capacity is beneficial.

Applications may be considered from individuals who have successfully achieved the SCQF Level 6 Foundation Apprenticeship in Social Services (Children and Young People).

 

The course is offered as a part-time/day release programme; one day per week in college plus one day per week within an early years placement (current relevant early years employment would be considered as placement if appropriate).      

Please note participation at an information session, skills assessment and interview forms part of the selection criteria.

Your place on the course will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Scotland check in the form of an enhanced PVG.   

Lifespan development theoretical approaches; promoting effective communication; promoting health; safety and security in the work setting; developing your practice through reflection and learning; care in a contemporary society; leadership; health, well-being and safeguarding.          

Placement:

You will participate in a minimum requirement of 60 days of practical experience where you will also undertake 3 VQ (Vocational Qualification) units. Successful completion will make you eligible for registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).

Successful completion of the course may allow progression to the following courses:

  • HND Childhood Practice;
  • BA (Hons) Education and Social Services;
  • BA Childhood Studies or
  • Part-time study of PDA Childhood Practice followed by BA Childhood Practice.

Classes Available

Motherwell

Evening

  • Cost
  • £1310
  • Days
  • 2 days pw
  • Start Date
  • 22 Oct 2019 - 17 Jun 2020
  • Time
  • 18:00 - 21:00

Coatbridge

Full-time

  • Days
  • 4 and half days pw
  • Start Date
  • 24 Aug 2020

Motherwell

Full-time

  • Days
  • 4 and half days pw
  • Start Date
  • 24 Aug 2020

Cumbernauld

Full-time

  • Days
  • 4 and half days pw
  • Start Date
  • 24 Aug 2020