NQ Playwork and Childcare - Level 5

This course aims to provide an integrated programme of theory and practice in Childcare and additionally offers the opportunity to gain a vocationally recognised NPA qualification in Playwork and Childcare (Level 5). It can enable candidates to work effectively in certain posts within the childcare sector.

Course content

  • Child Development and Health
  • Children and Young People: Process of Play
  • Children and Young People: Rights and Protection
  • Supporting Children and Young People with Additional Support Needs
  • Working with Children and Young People – Placement Unit
  • Working With Others
  • Creative and Aesthetic Experiences for Children
  • Communication
  • Supporting ICT in an Early Education and Childcare Setting
  • Care and Feeding of Children
  • Supporting Children’s Behaviour
  • Maintenance of a Safe Environment with Children

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Candidates should have passes in 3 subjects at SCQF level 4, such as National 4, Standard Grades at level 3, or Intermediate 1, one of which must be English
  • Applications are also invited from those without formal qualifications but who have relevant life and/or work experience
  • You will be required to enter the PVG scheme administered by Disclosure Scotland. This check will be carried out before undertaking work experience. Any applicant who has offences that may be recorded on a Disclosure Scotland check should discuss this with staff at interview.
  • This course embeds the National Progression Award in Playwork and Childcare, successful completion of which provides candidates with eligibility for registration as a Support Worker with the Scottish Social Services Council. This may lead to further vocational training and/or potential employment within certain posts in the childcare sector
  • Due to the number of internal candidates progressing to the next level of their study, places may be limited.

Progression routes

  • NC Early Education and Childcare - Level 6, subject to satisfactory references and practical training placement report
  • SVQ Level 2 Playwork
  • SVQ Level 2 Social Services (Children and Young People)
  • Employment within private play providers.

SCQF level

05

Start date

28 August 2017

Duration

1 Year(s), August to June

SCQF level

05

Start date

28 August 2017

Duration

1 Year(s), August to June

For courses starting in August 2017, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

 
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Anniesland
T: 0141 357 6078
E: hwanniesland@glasgowclyde.ac.uk

Cardonald
T: 0141 272 3264
E: hwcardonald@glasgowclyde.ac.uk

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