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SVQ3 Children’s Care, Learning and Development

YOUR LOCAL COLLEGE


Why should I consider an SVQ3 Children’s Care, Learning and Development course? Do you want to develop your existing skills to help you work more knowledgeably with children from 0-16 years of age? Do you want to embark on a career in childcare at Practitioner level? Do you want to work towards a recognised professional qualification which will enable you to study further at degree level and beyond? If yes, then SVQ3 Children’s Care, Learning and Development is the right course for you. Taught full-time, this course is suitable for both school leavers and more mature students wishing to return to learning or looking to change career direction. The course is designed to help you develop further the theoretical and practical skills required for progression towards a career in the childcare industry. The course will be very practical in nature and students will spend three days each week in placements which will allow them to gain hands-on experience in the workplace.


The course will introduce the following required areas: •

Develop and promote positive relationships

Develop and maintain a healthy, safe and secure environment for children

Promote children’s development

Reflect on and develop your own practice

Protect and promote children’s rights

You will also be able to study four additional units in areas which interest you specifically. These will include: promoting health and physical development in children, early intervention for the benefit of both children and families, leadership qualities, developing a childminding business, supporting children who have experienced trauma and supporting parents with numeracy, literacy and language needs.


Where will I study?

The course will be taught at your local centre.

What qualifications do I need to enrol on this course?

Potential students require four Standard Grades at Level 3 or above. In addition, students may have successfully completed Towards a Career in Childcare, SVQ2 Children’s Care, Learning and Development or Open Door to Childcare.

How can I continue to develop my childcare skills? A natural next step for those students who wish to develop their skills further would be BA in Child and Youth Studies.

Argyll College UHI Ltd is a Scottish Charity, SC 026685


Argyll College UHI At Argyll College UHI we apply stateof-the-art information technologies – including high-speed internet access and video conferencing facilities – to allow as many students as possible to study throughout Argyll’s dispersed communities. What’s more, as one of the 13 colleges and research institutions that make up the recently formed University of the Highlands and Islands, we can now offer our students even better access to a wide choice of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses. This is in addition to our existing, prolific range of vocational, full and parttime further education courses. Argyll College UHI has 13 centres throughout the Argyll region and you can also look at studying many courses at home if you wish. You choose what you study and how you study it.


Contact your nearest centre. Arran Tel: 01770 600 152 Cairndow Tel: 01546 600 070 Coll Tel: 01546 600 070 Campbeltown Tel: 01631 559 670 Construction, Engineering and Renewables Centre Tel: 01631 559 830 Craignish Tel: 01546 600 070 Dunoon Tel: 01369 707 182 Fionnphort Tel: 01681 700 377 Islay Tel: 01496 810 130 Lochgilphead Tel: 01546 600 070 Oban Tel: 01631 559 500 Rothesay Tel: 01700 501 000 Tiree Tel: 01879 220 372 Tobermory Tel: 01688 302 801


SVQ3 Children's Care, Learning & Development