Early Learning and Childcare

Preparation for Playwork and Childcare

Full-time

Available at 2 campuses

Overview


The Preparation for Playwork and Childcare supports learners to gain knowledge and understanding that will help them to contribute to the play and development of children and young people. Learners will have the opportunity to develop their personal qualities, knowledge, and skills in play, playwork and childcare, communication and development wellbeing, and health and safety surrounding the topic. The course comprises of units, which cover topics such as play, child development, children’s rights, working with children and young people. The learner will be placed within a playwork or childcare setting one day per week. This is a beneficial opportunity as it enables learners to apply their theory to practice.

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

Course Information


This course is suitable for a wide range of learners including:

  • School leavers who have previously worked at National 5 and have evidence of four National 5's at C and D grade with National 5 English or Communications essential.  
  • Relevant experience will also be considered.
  • Adults returning to education may wish to apply to enhance their career prospects.

Applicants must be 16 years old by the end of September 2020 due to a PVG outcome and the placement element of this course.

  • Development and Wellbeing of Children and Young People.  
  • Rights and Protection.
  • The Process of Play.
  • Supporting Children and Young People in a Play Setting.

Successful completion of the course may allow progression on to the NQ (Level 6) Early Education and Childcare or the PDA (level 6) Education Support Assistance.

Classes Available

Coatbridge

Full-time

  • Days
  • 3 and a half days pw
  • Start Date
  • 24 Aug 2020

Cumbernauld

Full-time

  • Days
  • 3 and a half days pw
  • Start Date
  • 24 Aug 2020

Motherwell

Full-time

  • Days
  • 3 and a half days pw
  • Start Date
  • 24 Aug 2020