The Scottish Government has pledged to increase the provision of free early learning and childcare for 3 and 4 year old children to 1140 hours per year (30 hours per week) by 2020. There’ll also be an increase to 600 free hours childcare for 2 year old children who meet the eligibility criteria (check the link to find out more).
Scottish Government Publication
With this in mind, jobs are opening up across the Childcare sector and there’s never been a better time to achieve a Childcare qualification.
To meet demand and ensure you’re work ready, we’re inviting you to apply for our SWAP Childhood Practice course starting August 2018. This Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) is designed to reintroduce you to education if you’ve few or out of date qualifications. The year long childcare focused course will prep you with the skills you’ll need to reach your potential and help you gain the confidence you’ll require to go on to study for a career in childcare at college or university.
Applications for SWAP Childhood Practice are now open and we’re looking forward to receiving yours.
SWAP Childhood Practice