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.
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:
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.
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: