This individual HNC unit enables students to gain knowledge and
understanding of the additional support needs of children and young people and
how to meet these needs in practice. This is set in the context of current
legislation and policy. Students will investigate the agencies and
professionals engaged in offering support to children and young people with
additional needs and their families.
The unit offers students the opportunity to examine current
practice and identify areas to develop. It also enables them to reflect on
attitudes and values around disability and equality within society and also on
a personal level.
This is a 12-week evening class.
Students will investigate the following:
Their understanding of the term ‘additional
support needs’ and societal attitudes towards children and young people with
Research into a range of additional needs.
An evaluation of the range of professionals,
agencies and strategies to support children and young people with additional
The role of parents, carers and families in
Collaborative working to offer support
- A minimum of 2 Highers (one of which should be English).
- NC Early Education and Childcare or SVQ 2 SSCYP
- A qualification at SCQF 6 that demonstrates your ability to write reports, do research along with experience of working or volunteering with children or young people
English Proficiency Requirements
- IELTS at 6.0 or equivalent
How the course is assessed
- This course is assessed by case studies, group work and a report.
Progression And Articulation Routes
- HNC Childhood Practice.
- Those who already have a practice award can progress to the PDA Level 8 Childhood Practice
- Employment within the childhood practice sector as an early years practitioner or playworker.
- 1 evening class per week for 12 weeks.
Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £105 Sighthill evening (year 1)