How to become an Early Learning Professional

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to get into a career (not a job) where it feels like you are making a difference, and without being stuck behind a desk all day, then a career as an Early Learning Professional might be perfect for you.

Our students who have started their career paths on our courses have said that they wanted a secure, yet creative, job where they could help children and young adults to learn, develop and grow as individuals.

At Edinburgh College, there are different paths you can take to achieve your goals. You can start on an NC and work your way up, gaining qualifications as you go, or if you already have some experience in a childcare setting, we can help you become a professional.

Here is a taster of what to expect with our full-time and part-time Childhood Practice courses. There are places still available for the 2017/2018 academic year, so you can start very soon.

 

Childhood Practice HNC – Full-time

  • Perfect for you if you are a school leaver looking to get started, or an adult looking to get back into education.
  • You will learn skills in leadership, child development, health and safety, and so on.
  • From this course you can register as an SSSC professional.
  • You can go into employment within nurseries, playgroups, etc.
  • Preferable, but not essential, to have experience working in childcare.
  • Entry requirements include a qualification at SCQF Level 6 (or above) in English or Communication.
  • You must be able to demonstrate the ability to write essays.
  • Read more about our entry requirements.

 

Childhood Practice HNC – Part-time

  • Great for young people or adults looking to get back into education.
  • Flexible learning – one evening per week over two years at our Midlothian campus.
  • You will learn skills in leadership, child development, health and safety, and so on.
  • From this course you can register as an SSSC professional.
  • You can go into employment within nurseries, playgroups, etc.
  • Preferable, but not essential, to have experience working in childcare.
  • Students who are working in a different sector will still need to meet the 60 days placement requirements.
  • Read about the entry requirements.

Apply now by clicking on the links above. If you have any questions, email courseinfo@edinburghcollege.ac.uk or call 0131 660 1010.

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