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.
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, with the other 50% being either part-time or self-employed.
It’s a great career if you have other existing commitments, such as your own family, to consider.
- Early years officer
- Early years practitioner
- Early years teacher
- Nursery teacher
Courses allow you to register as a practitioner with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
The pathway to your career
The perfect course to prepare for HNC studyAdvanced Certificate: Preparation for HNC Childhood Practice is a course intended for those interested in pursuing a career at HNC level from September 2019.
It provides a strong foundation for students who either already have childcare qualifications or extended voluntary experience in a classroom or childcare setting.
Subjects studied will support future studies at SCQF Level 7.
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, as well as on our 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.
"I would urge anyone who is thinking about retraining in childcare to go ahead and do it. It's so, so fulfilling."
Linda Ormiston, National Certificate: Early Education and Childcare SCQF Level 6
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