Both working in an early education and childcare setting and working in health and social care are specialised fields. If you are looking to pursue a career in either sector then this introductory course will give you a thorough foundation in the subjects and offer you the perfect platform from which you can progress.
This course has been designed to provide an overview of each industry; early education and childcare and social care. The course covers a wide subject range and is relevant to current industry requirements. You will also learn about health and safety issues and first aid – knowledge and skills that will be of real value to prospective employers.
Core Skills are an integral part of the course and you will study ICT, Numeracy and Communication. These will be closely tied in with the other units you are studying and will enable you to move on with confidence to your next educational step or place of employment.
Students should have at least 3 Standard Grades at credit/general level / 3 National 4s or above / equivalent combination of both.
If you don’t meet our entry requirements, your previous experience may still qualify you for this course. Mature students will be considered on merit. You will attend an interview.
3 days per week for the academic year.
Some of our courses require students to have essential equipment/clothing.
If you are 18 and over and are eligible for a bursary, these costs will be met through your bursary. If you are not eligible for a bursary, you will need to fund these items yourself.
If you are under 18, you are entitled to have essential equipment paid for whether you are entitled to EMA or not. However you must apply for EMA even if you know that you’re not entitled to EMA.
If in any doubt or if you want detailed information, please call student services on 01397 874321.
Students may also qualify for bursary funding.
Once you’ve successfully completed the course you might like to consider our NC Early Education and Childcare at SCQF level 6, our NC Health and Social Care at level 6, other related courses or move directly into employment.
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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at West Highland College UHI. West Highland College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.