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Childhood Practice & SVQ Provision

Introduction to Early Learning & Childcare Level 4 (SCP)

Campus Granton Campus
Milton Road Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 4

Study mode Part time

Duration 41 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

Choose your study options

Campus Sighthill Campus Study mode Part time Start date 19/08/24 Duration 41 Weeks
Campus Milton Road Campus Study mode Part time Start date 20/08/24 Duration 41 Weeks
Campus Granton Campus Study mode Part time Start date 20/08/24 Duration 41 Weeks

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Course overview

This course is specifically for senior phase school pupils only, while still at school.

This SCQF Level 4 Childhood Practice course is an engaging and interactive course that provides skills and knowledge related to working with children and young people.

Pupils can study towards SCQF level 4 or level 5 units depending on ability and understanding. We advise that the appropriate level is indicated by the level of English or Communications being sat in 24/25 at school.  

Key topics will include working with children including children's development and how this is supported by play and contributes to their well-being. You will also explore a range of micro-topics designed to give an insight into all aspects of working with children and young people.

For further information please contact Duncan Munro. Duncan.Munro@edinburghcollege.ac.uk

What you will learn

Level 4 Units in:

  • Play in Early Learning & Childcare (SQA)
  • Child Development (SQA)
  • Introduction to Meta-Skills for Childhood Practice
  • Outdoor Play and Learning in Childhood Practice
  • Sustainability in Childhood Practice

Placement information

  • There is no placement requirement for this course

How the course is assessed

  • Continual Assessment using a variety of methods

Number of days per week

  • This course is delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30 pm - 4 pm
  • This course is offered at our Granton, Milton Road and Sighthill campuses

Entry requirements

  • Demand for places on this course is high
  • Applicants should be working towards National 4 English or Communications on 23/24 
  • Selection will be based on the applicant's personal statement
  • We expect applicants to be enthusiastic and committed to working with children
  • Applicants should be committed to completing the course and the full 23/24 session at school

Information on Tests / Auditions / Interview Requirements

  • Selection will be based on the applicant's personal statement

Writing a personal statement

Your personal statement is an important part of your application and it can help us to decide if you are suitable for the course.

To make sure that you are giving us all the information we need to consider your application fully, please include the following:

  • Your reasons for applying for this course. Why does it interest you? Why are you suitable for this course?
  • Details of any relevant qualifications that you have to meet the course entry requirements
  • Information about any courses or training you have done that are relevant – this can include certificated training such as First Aid or CPD courses
  • Details of any work experience (paid or voluntary) that is relevant to the course
  • Your future career plans – how will this course help you to reach your goals?

You should check that the statement is written clearly, and using appropriate language. It is a good idea to ask someone to proofread the statement before sending it.

English Proficiency Requirements

To enable our students the best opportunity of achieving this course, applicants for whom English is an additional language require an existing English language certificate at IELTS Level 5.5 or equivalent.  Alternatively, additional language applicants will be required to undertake an English Language Assessment at College.  There will be a cost of £20 for this test unless you are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance, Working Tax Credit, Housing Benefit, Disability Benefit or Income Support or if you are an asylum seeker or refugee.  English proficiency at IELTS Level 5.5 or equivalent is a course requirement.  If you would like any more information on this please contact Duncan.munro@edinburghcollege.ac.uk

Progression and Articulation Routes

  • Childhood Practice Level 5
  • Childhood Practice Level 5, NC in Early Education & Childcare

 

    Career options

    This course is designed for you to progress onto further study and in itself will not lead to direct employment in a Childcare setting.

    Courses and qualifications that lead to SSSC registration and employment opportunities at Edinburgh College are:

    • NC Early Education 
    • Childcare (SCQF level 6) 
    • HNC Childhood Practice (SCQF Level 7).

    Study Options

    Campus Study mode Start date Duration
    Sighthill Campus Part time 19/08/24 41 Weeks
    Milton Road Campus Part time 20/08/24 41 Weeks
    Granton Campus Part time 20/08/24 41 Weeks

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