Skills for Work Early Education and Childcare - Nat 4 - Schools Link (23 Aug 2024 - 04 Apr 2025)

This course is designed for pupils who are interested in studying early education and childcare.


Borders College, Gallashiels
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This course is available on the Borders College website.


This course is designed for pupils who are interested in studying early education and childcare. The units cover information regarding child development, play, maintenance of a safe environment for children and working in an Early Education and Childcare setting. Pupils study key milestones of child development, pre-birth to 12 years. Pupils will gain a basic understanding of a variety of types of play and provision in Early Education and Childcare sector and also key aspects of current health & safety legislation relating to Early Education and childcare


Skills for Work: Early Education and Childcare National 4


Part time 29 weeks over 1 academic year delivered on a Friday from 10am to 2pm.


Scottish Borders Campus Galashiels

Entry requirements

An interest in childcare and an ability to study at National 4 level.

Progression opportunities

Related Programmes you may move on to: Child, Health and Social Care National 4, National 5 or National 5/ Higher courses at Borders College

Course Content

Child DevelopmentPlay in Early Learning and ChildcareWorking in Early Learning and ChildcareMaintenance of a Safe Environment for Children


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About Borders College

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Whether you are a school leaver, returning to learning or striving to improve your skills and knowledge in the workplace, Borders College can help you achieve your goals and realise your potential.

Borders College is located in the Scottish Borders and offers a wide range of courses, from an introductory level through to advanced courses at Higher National level. They include a full range of apprenticeships courses, from modern apprenticeships to foundation apprenticeships. We also provide a large number of industry-based training courses for businesses throughout Scotland.

Courses are available to study full-time or part-time, during the day or in the evenings and at a variety of locations, depending on the needs of our students.

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