Early Learning and Childcare

HNC Childhood Practice

Full-time & Evening

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 the 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.

The full-time course will run 5-days per week, with 3-days at college and 2-days on placement.

The part-time course will run for 2 years, taking place 2-evenings per week.

Please note to be eligible for this course you must be 17 by 31st October 2022 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).   

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 PVG application.   

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 SVQ (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;
  • PDA Childhood Practice
  • BA Childhood Practice
  • BA Childhood Studies or
  • Diploma/BA Education and Social Services;

Classes Available

Motherwell

Full-time

  • Days
  • 5 days pw
  • Start Date
  • 22 Aug 2022

Coatbridge

Full-time

  • Days
  • 5 days pw
  • Start Date
  • 22 Aug 2022

Cumbernauld

Full-time

  • Days
  • 5 days pw
  • Start Date
  • 22 Aug 2022

Cumbernauld

Evening

  • Cost
  • £720
  • Days
  • 2 evenings pw
  • Start Date
  • 06 Sep 2022 - 22 Jun 2023
  • Time
  • 18:00 - 21:00

Coatbridge

Evening

  • Cost
  • £720
  • Days
  • 2 evenings pw
  • Start Date
  • 06 Sep 2022 - 22 Jun 2023
  • Time
  • 18:00 - 21:00

Motherwell

Evening

  • Cost
  • £720
  • Days
  • 2 evenings pw
  • Start Date
  • 06 Sep 2022 - 22 Jun 2023
  • Time
  • 18:00 - 21:00