Working with children is one of the most rewarding things you can do - and it can also be a lot of fun!
Children are naturally curious and enthusiastic for learning and play and this very often rubs off on those working with them.
Childcare allows you to encourage and support children to explore and develop an understanding of the world around them.find a course today!
If you'd like more information, don't worry - we've pulled together all the info you'll need in one place!
Our new guide to Early Learning and Childcare contains all the need-to-know details for you to make an informed decision about which course is right for you.
At the moment, only 50% of early years officers in the UK are in full-time employment in schools or nurseries, etc. The other 50% are either part-time or self-employed.
It’s a great career if you have other existing commitments, such as your own family, to consider.
You can even study part-time on our HNC!find a course today!
- Early years officer
- Early years practitioner
- Early years teacher
- Nursery teacher
- Nursery nurse
- Classroom assistant
Courses allow you to register as a practitioner with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
The pathway to your career
Become an education support assistantThis course is designed for those who wish to work, or are presently working, as an education support assistant (sometimes known as either a classroom assistant or support for learning assistant – this covers both of these roles).
Education support assistants are generally employed in schools to support the work of class teachers in learning activities, support Assistants are often involved in supporting and supervising tasks set by teachers to individuals and groups of pupils. This can be in primary schools, secondary schools, and sometimes in the private childcare sector.
You can study this course part-time from February-June 2020.
The perfect starting point for your career
This course combines theory and practical work experience in an Early Years setting. While developing an awareness and understanding of all aspects of children’s growth and development from birth to 16 years. Along with providing the practical skills needed to recognise and meet the needs of the developing child.
You will undertake a short placement which will enable you to gain direct experience of working with children; linking theory to practice along with enhancing communication and interpersonal skills.
Study in Dunfermline or Levenmouth from January 2020!
HNC: Childhood Practice SCQF Level 7
To help meet the demands for new childcare professionals, Fife College will have extra places available on our extremely popular HNC: Childhood Practice course.
We also run a brand new part-time HNC: Childhood Practice.
The part-time study option is perfect if you're currently employed within an early years setting and looking to develop further qualifications.
There’s more to childcare than just building sandcastles, making dens, or doing some glitter painting.
Early Learning professionals are responsible for giving children the best start in life using ideas and activities that help their little personalities grow and let them better understand the world around them.get started now!
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