Childcare with ESOL: NQ (Level 4)

Qualification Qualifications Explained
Study Mode
Full Time

1 Academic Year

Start date
Aug 2024
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Course overview

The NQ 4 Childcare with ESOL course allows you to gain a knowledge and understanding of the foundations of Early Learning and Childcare, whilst being supported in and further developing your English language skills (ESOL).

It is a theory-based course that includes practical elements and experiences and prepares you for a career in Early Learning or for further higher-level qualifications.

You will have the opportunity to participate in group and individual tasks, undertake ICT learning and listen to a variety of guest speakers from the Early Years industry. You will also be able to participate in College themed weeks and activities.

What you will learn

Course topics include:

  • ESOL for Employability level 5
  • Communication
  • Play in Early Education and Childcare level 4
  • Child Development Level 4
  • Working in and Early Education and childcare Setting level 4
  • Care of Children level 4
  • ICT level 4

Entry requirements

You need to have SQA ESOL National 4 (or equivalent)

You will also be required to attend an interview.

Career Opportunities

This programme will allow you to start to develop your career in the Childcare sector.

Future prospects

When you have successfully completed the course, you will have the opportunity to progress to:

  • NQ 5 Early Education and Childcare
  • PDA Supporting Educational Assistance level 6 
  • Other care related courses at level 5

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