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Childhood Practice: Level 5

Campus Midlothian Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Full time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2021

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Course overview

The Childhood Practice Level 5 is an engaging and fun course for those who already have academic qualifications at SCQF Level 4 or above and/or for those progressing on from our Childhood Practice & Wellbeing: Level 4 or SCP courses at Edinburgh College. The course is based around the Skills for Work Level 5 Group Award with additional units chosen to give an excellent introduction to the skills and knowledge required to work with children.

A career in childhood practice is more than just a job. With plenty of opportunities for progression each day can be different, full of variety and full of adventures. Take your first step towards changing your life and the lives of children.

With the expansion of Early Learning and Childcare services across Scotland, there are lots of jobs available. This is a flexible career, with a variety of different ways to train and study to qualify as an Early Learning professional. 

Previous experience will be considered and work experience in a childcare setting is desirable but not mandatory. You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced lecturers and have individual support from Edinburgh College allowing you to progress professionally and academically. 

If you would like any further information please contact Duncan Munro at

duncan.munro@edinburghcollege.ac.uk

What you will learn

Candidates who successfully achieve this course will be awarded the SQA Group Award in Early Learning and Childcare at SCQF Level 5

Units include:

  • Development and Wellbeing of Children and Young People & Exploring Wellbeing
  • Practice of Play & Play in Early Learning and Childcare  
  • Working with Children and Young People  
  • Supporting Children with Additional Support Needs
  • Care and Feeding of Children
  • Children's Rights
  • Communications & Numeracy Core Skills

Placement information

  • This course does not have a work placement.

How the course is assessed

  • Continual assessment including individual and group tasks

Number of days per week

  • 16 hours of class contact per week.
  • This is normally delivered over 3 or 4 days per week.
  • Days and hours to be confirmed.
  • We recommend an additional 3 hours per week of self-study
  • We will make every effort to provide your chosen course at your chosen campus.

Entry requirements

  • English or Communication plus two other subjects at National 4 (or equivalent). 
  • If you have successfully achieved a relevant National 4 full-time course you may be eligible to progress to this Level 5 course. 
  • If you do not have the formal entry requirements but you have significant experience of working with children you will also be considered: please detail this in your personal statement.

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • All successful applicants will be invited along to an applicant day (This may be online).
  • For this level your workwear is funded through your bursary award (no requirement for you to pay). 

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • NC Early Education and Childcare (SCQF 6)
  • PDA ESA (Classroom Assistants) (SCQF 6). 
  • HNC Childhood Practice (SCQF 7). 
  • Suitability for progression will be determined by achievement, attendance record, conduct and a successful progression discussion.

Career options

  • This Childhood Practice: Level 5 course is designed for you to progress onto further study and in itself may not lead to direct employment in a childcare setting. 

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Midlothian Campus Full time 30/08/21 41 Weeks
Sighthill Campus Full time 30/08/21 41 Weeks

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