Are you interested in Early Learning and Childcare?

Would you like to improve your employability skills…?  Then this is the course for you..

The course is aimed at young people and adults aged 16 years and over who are interested in pursuing a career within early learning and childcare. The course focuses on childcare and early years, but we also spend time on developing employability and transferable skills too!


The course runs 4 days per week for 6 weeks from 9:30am – 12:30pm.

You will be introduced to many features of early learning and childcare including:

  • Safeguarding children and child protection
  • The importance of play
  • The development of a child and factors affecting this.
  • Health and safety
  • Equality and diversity

As part of the course, you will have independent work to complete including tasks linked to taught sessions, online learning activities through the Open University Free Courses and Action for Children, focused on childcare related topics and the Action for Children iDEA project which focuses on entrepreneurship and employability skills.

As well as this the learners will take part in employability workshops which includes:

  • Goal Setting
  • Identifying Skills, Qualities and Attributes
  • CV’s and Cover Letters
  • Confidence building
  • Job Searches
  • Teamwork

These are to assist you in building these skills in preparation for entering or re-entering the workforce.

We have a new course starting at AB56 Futures base at Lady Cathcart School, School Lane, Buckie on Monday 31st August 2020.

This will be a classroom-based course.

If you are interested in joining the course contact Christine Macleod by mobile on 07813401664 or via email on

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