What is special about this course?
This Skills for Work course is aimed at school pupils who are interested in working in a childcare setting or for pupils who have an interest in child development and children’s needs.
You will attend taster sessions and undergo a short interview.
This course consists of four units at Intermediate Level 1 covering
- child development
- parenting skills
- working in early eduation and childcare
- play in early education and childcare
How will I study my course?
- Part Time
- Skills for Work
You will study by way of classroom based lectures.
The course is continuously assessed.
How long will my course last?
Where can I study my course?
Further education tuition fees
If you are studying a full time Further Education course (NCs, NQs etc.) the College claims your fees from the Scottish Funding Council for students who are under 18 on the first day of the course. Students over the age of 18 on the first day of the course have to apply to Orkney Islands Council (OIC) for a tuition fees bursary.
Information on the tuition fees bursary is available on the OIC website.
Normally you are responsible for your course fees but if you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for a Part Time Course Fee Waiver. Not all part-time courses at Orkney College UHI are covered by the Fee Waiver Scheme and only certain benefits are acceptable as a basis for a Fee Waiver. Please contact the college to enquire.
If you are eligible, you may be entitled to an ILA of up to £200 a year towards a course. Further information can be found at https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-learning-accounts-ila
What can I do on completion of my course?
This course may provide candidates with opportunities to progress to:
Introduction to Care
Higher Early Years Care and Education
NC Early Education and Childcare
Is there more information available online?
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