What is special about this course?
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.
- Values and Principles in Care
- Human Development & Behaviour
- Social Influences
- Understanding the Needs of the Older Person
- Introduction to Mental Health Issues
- Introduction to Social Services in Scotland
- HIV, Hepatitis and Hepatitis C Infections
- Working with Individuals with Additional Support Needs
- Partnerships in Early Education and Childcare
- Working in Early Education and Childcare
- Play in Early Education and Childcare
- The Process of Play
- Core Skills in Communication, Numeracy and ICT
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
How long will my course last?
3 days per week for the academic year.
Where can I study my course?
- Fort William
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.
What can I do on completion of my course?
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.
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.