SUPPORTING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORT NEEDS (MARCH COURSE)
SCQF Level 7
Childhood Practice & SVQ Provision

Course Overview
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This individual HNC unit enables students to gain knowledge and understanding of the additional support needs of children and young people and how to meet these needs in practice. This is set in the context of current legislation and policy. Students will investigate the agencies and professionals engaged in offering support to children and young people with additional needs and their families.

The unit offers students the opportunity to examine current practice and identify areas to develop. It also enables them to reflect on attitudes and values around disability and equality within society and also on a personal level.

This is a 12-week evening class.


What You Will Learn
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Students will investigate the following:

  • Their understanding of the term ‘additional support needs’ and societal attitudes towards children and young people with support needs.

  • Research into a range of additional needs.

  • An evaluation of the range of professionals, agencies and strategies to support children and young people with additional needs.

  • The role of parents, carers and families in providing support.

  • Collaborative working to offer support appropriately.

Entry Requirements
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  • A minimum of 2 Highers (one of which should be English).
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  • NC Early Education and Childcare or SVQ 2 SSCYP 
  • or
  • A qualification at SCQF 6 that demonstrates your ability to write reports, do research along with experience of working or volunteering with children or young people

English Proficiency Requirements
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  • IELTS at 6.0 or equivalent
How the course is assessed
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  • This course is assessed by case studies, group work and a report.
Progression And Articulation Routes
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  • HNC Childhood Practice.
  • Those who already have a practice award can progress to the PDA Level 8 Childhood Practice


Career Opportunities
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  • Employment within the childhood practice sector as an early years practitioner or playworker.
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
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  • 1 evening class per week for 12 weeks.
Course Cost And Funding Options
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Start Date(s)
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Evening

This course will start on…
  • 04/03/2020
End Date(s)
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Evening

This course will end on...
  • 27/05/2020
Course Delivery
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