NPA Playwork and Childcare

Attendance PatternDurationSCQF LevelYear Group
The delivery is offered as a blended delivery to rural schools (dependent on numbers) or in college to city schools. 1 year 5  S4 and S5


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About this course

About this course

This is a very useful underpinning programme that allows students to move on with confidence to a full time Childhood Practice college course or to do the Higher in Childcare and Development.

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Course content

Course content

The course is made up of 4 units:

Children and Young People: Rights and Protection

You will explore children’s rights in relation to national and current legislation and in relation to policies and practices in childcare settings.

Children and Young People: Process of Play

You will learn about the importance of play in terms of children’s learning and development. You will explore a variety of play types and play theories and understand the role of the adult in providing quality for children.

Child Development and Health

This unit introduces the principles of child development. It also explores the health needs of children and investigates how health factors impact on children’s development.

Supporting Children with Additional Support Needs

This unit introduces the issues relating to the provision of additional support for children. You will define the term additional support needs and describe a range of circumstances and circumstances where additional support might be required.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Open to pupils in S4 who are sitting a suite of National 5 qualifications including English or S5 who have successfully achieved a suite of National 4 qualifications that must include English. A full school reference will influence the decision.

Volunteering in an appropriate setting and any pertinent qualifications will be considered and will increase the likelihood of acceptance. Acceptance onto this course will be dependent on an interview with the college lecturer.

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Course progression

Course progression

This course would also enhance any young person’s portfolio for application to a variety of college courses including social care, healthcare and childcare and would underpin a relevant Modern Apprenticeship.