MEN IN CHILDCARE
SCQF Level 5
Childhood Practice & SVQ Provision

Course Overview
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Interested in working in the childcare sector? Want to find out more?

Our Men in Childcare course is designed for males interested in finding out more about working with children and young people. Our interactive evening classes offer the opportunity to learn more about the practicalities of working with children and to achieve accredited SQA childcare units. The course is a broad introduction to working in the childhood practice sector including the regulatory and registration requirements.

Read our blog post featuring Kieran, a nursery Team Leader, talking about what it's like to be a male practitioner in the sector.
What You Will Learn
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  • The classes include tutor input, group discussions, practical sessions, visits to a nursery and outdoor play environment. Key topics include play, where we examine the importance of play, consider different play spaces and a range of play types and discuss the adult role in supporting play. 
  • We study an introduction to child development and the influences that have an impact on development.
  • For those interested in developing their knowledge, we’ll signpost you to further reading and study
Placement Information
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  • Not required – but hands-on experience through voluntary or paid work would be beneficial alongside the course

 

Entry Requirements
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  • A good level of written and spoken English, an interest in working with children and young people

 

English Proficiency Requirements
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IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

 

How the course is assessed
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  • There are written assessments for the units
Progression And Articulation Routes
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  • NC Early Education and Childcare
  • HNC Childhood Practice
  • SVQ 3 Social Services Children and Young People
  • Full or part-time options available

Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
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  • Childcare practitioner, early years practitioner, playworker
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
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  • The course runs one evening per week 6.30-8.30pm during term time

 

Course Cost And Funding Options
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Start Date(s)
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This course will start on…
  • 27/08/2019
  • 20/01/2020
End Date(s)
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Evening

This course will end on...
  • 17/01/2020
  • 12/06/2020
Course Delivery
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To apply for this course please contact  Duncan.Munro@edinburghcollege.ac.uk. A member of the curriculum team will then be in touch to progress your application.

To apply please download an SCP application form and contact your guidance teacher who will support you through your application.
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