• Early Years

    Preparation for HNC Childhood Practice Girvan

  • SCQF Level

    SCQF Level 6/7 

  • Attendance/Duration

    Full time February 2021 to June 2021

  • Start Date

    Feb 2021

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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. For entry to this course you’ll need:

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

If you have relevant life experience and a clear understanding of the importance of the ‘Early Years Practitioner’ role, but don’t have formal qualifications, then we may consider you for a place, so please call for a chat.

What's Involved

The Course is designed to prepare candidates for HNC Childhood Practice building on previous knowledge, skills and experience. This Course will develop your understanding of how to support and promote language literacy and numeracy for young children. It will explore children’s behaviour and services to support the needs of children and young people. With further opportunity to develop practical skills through our online PEEP project.

The practical elements to the course incorporate and build in skills development. In preparation for the HNC Childhood Practice award, including research skills, analysing and evaluating knowledge and professional practices. For this reason the course has SCQF level 6 and 7 units within its design.

Go Anywhere

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

Moving onto an HNC course such as HNC Childhood Practice, HNC Additional Support Needs, HNC Social Services or HNC Working with Communities 

After achieving a related HNC qualification, possible careers include: 

A breadth of Early Years Practitioner roles (age range 0-16) 

Diverse roles working with children and families across the sector, including ASN support roles.

Some candidates have also progressed to: Primary Education Teaching, Social Work, and Community Learning and Development.

Places available



Start Date

Feb 2021

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