• Education and Training

    Men into Early Years - Career Changer Taster Programme

  • SCQF Level

    SCQF level 5

  • Attendance/Duration

    Part-time (Short Course) – Tuesday October 23rd – 6 weeks 6.00pm - 8.00pm

  • Start Date

    From 23 Oct 2018



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Early years provision has changed significantly over the years. Today effective early learning and childcare experiences are recognised as playing a key role in future life chances and achievement. Meaningful play is an important element of early years courses, however there’s also a significant amount of theory which increases with each level. So as well as having hands-on fun, be prepared for a lot of research and writing too.

For entry to this course you’ll need:

  • A real interest in children’s play, learning and development
  • An interview with us and a satisfactory reference
  • Eligible to be a member of the PVG scheme

If you don’t have formal qualifications, but have life experience, then we’ll also consider you for a place, so please call us for a chat.

What's Involved?

This course will offer a taster for those individuals interested in a career in early learning and childcare. It will develop your knowledge, practical skills and qualities for working with children and young people. This course is designed for those individuals who want a taster before they commit to a qualification.

Here’s just some of what you’ll be doing:

  • You’ll explore the importance of play for children from birth to 16 years. You’ll look at different types of play and activities, such as imaginative, creative, discovery, books and technology. You will develop skills to plan child-centered play experiences that will help them reach their full potential.
  • You’ll look specifically at the importance of outdoor learning, risky play and health and safety aspects of how to include outdoor learning into play experiences. You will also learn how to promote the physical and emotional well-being of children and young people.
  • Investigate the relationship between creativity and science. Have fun taking part in messy science play experiments as you gain knowledge and understanding of how children learn as ‘little scientists’.
  • And explore how to promote the rights and responsibilities of children and young people, raising their confidence and enthusiasm for learning, respect for others and support them to make informed choices in their everyday lives.

Go Anywhere

When you successfully complete this course, you’ll have the choice of:

  • Moving onto a Level 5/6 NC Early Education and Childcare, depending on your entry qualifications.
  • Seeking to start your career in the care sector as a ‘support worker’ in a range of Early Learning & Childcare settings.

Start Date

23 Oct 2018