HNC (SCQF Level 7)


1 year (typically 2.5 days in College plus 2 days per week on placement with scheduled block weeks on placement)


29 Aug 2022


  • Care


  • Aberdeen City Campus
  • Fraserburgh Campus

Why take this course?

This course develops essential skills, knowledge and understanding of current workplace practice, legislations, policies and frameworks required to work within in a Childhood Practice setting. Upon completion, candidates are eligible to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) at practitioner level. This course provides a great opportunity to gain a nationally and professionally recognised group award.

A mandatory placement opportunity will be provided to students who demonstrate appropriate skills and values required in a real working environment. During workplacement students are required to work along side the placement team and gather evidence for the SVQ units, and other workplace related units.

What you will experience

  • In-depth understanding of working with children and young people
  • Protection and participation
  • Contemporary issues for children and families
  • Promoting language, literacy and numeracy in early education and childcare
  • Working with those who have additional support needs
  • How to understand/support child behaviour
  • Rights and provision