• Early Years

    NPA Social Services (Children and Young People) Level 6

  • SCQF Level

    Level 6

  • Attendance / Duration

    This course runs on a Tuesday evening between 6pm - 9pm for 33 Weeks. These times include a period for shut down procedures at the end of the night.

  • Start Date

    Sep 2022

Start Date

 September 2022

Entry Requirements

Early years provision has changed significantly over the years. The sector offers a range of opportunities to support our children to investigate and make sense of the world around them and begin to build the knowledge and skills they will require in the future.


Today effective early childhood education experiences are recognised as playing a key role in future life chances and achievement. Meaningful play is an important element of all early years courses, however, there’s also a lot of theory, legislation and guidance which underpins and supports quality provision in the early learning and childcare environment.

For entry to this course you’ll need:

  • A real interest in children’s learning and development
  • Five relevant National 5s or equivalent, including English and ideally Maths/Numeracy, OR a relevant course at SCQF Level 5 or equivalent, such as NC Early Education and Childcare
  • An interview with us
  • Start Here

    This course will support the student to gain the underpinning knowledge required to work with children and young people and opens a pathway to enable students to progress to further study to support registration as a Support worker with the SSSC.

    This course will be delivered as a hybrid model with the ability to access the learning and teaching remotely as well as the opportunity to face to face teaching where possible on the Kilwinning Campus.

    The course will be delivered online and/or on Kilwinning Campus
    Tuesday evening 6.00pm – 9.00pm

    What's Involved

    The NPA includes 4 unit equivalents -

    Play for Children and Young People (1 unit)
    This unit explores the importance of play for children from birth to 16 years. It covers the different types of play and how these can be used to develop play opportunities for children and develops understanding of the role of the adult in supporting the quality play of children and young people

    Communication with Children and Young People (1 unit)
    This unit investigates the different methods of communication with children and young people, looking at ways to support communication and language and methods to reduce barriers to communication.

    Safeguarding of Children and Young People (1 unit)
    This unit investigates the safeguarding of children and young people. It covers the legislation and policy which safeguards children and young people in Scotland and the roles and responsibilities of the adult in supporting safeguarding in practice.

    Promote the Wellbeing and Safety of Children and Young People (0.5 unit)
    This unit investigates the wellbeing of children and young people and explores the risks associated with the wellbeing and safety of children and young people. It also covers the adult role in observing and supporting children’s wellbeing in an early learning and childcare environment.

    Development of Children and Young People (0.5 unit)
    This unit investigates the principles and perspectives of development for children and young people and includes a variety of influences and circumstances related to the development of children and young people.

    Go Anywhere

    Progression:

    • Undertaking the SVQ 2 Social Services (Children and Young People award) at SCQF Level 6. (6 units)
      The NPA reflects the underpinning knowledge required for the SVQ 2 qualification.

    Either of these qualifications is required to support registration with the SSSC.

    Following the above, if you chose to continue your studies, you can then progress to

    • The HNC Childhood Practice Award.

    The HNC supports registration with the SSSC as a practitioner in the day care of children.

    Cost

    £400. This course is eligible for Individual Training Account (ITA) and Fee Waiver, depending on individual circumstances. For further information on funding go to our Funding and Fees tab to the right.

    Please note that any course over £150 is eligible to pay by instalments.

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Campus

Kilwinning

Start Date

Sep 2022

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