Scotland Courses

Please see the individual courses listed below for more information, learning objectives and who the courses are suitable for.

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The aim of the course is to develop an understanding of the underpinning knowledge of Building the Ambition. The course objectives are:

  • Describe what Building the Ambition is and what it aims to do
  • Recognise how play and learning are connected
  • Demonstrate an understanding of attachment
  • Explore how Building the Ambition links with developmental stages
  • Understand the links between pedagogy and practice
  • Further your understanding as to how to ensure quality and improve outcomes for children through using Building the Ambition to underpin your practice.

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Improve your self-evaluation through your understanding of the How Good is Our Early Learning and Childcare document.

What will I learn?

This short online course will help you understand the ‘How Good is Our Early Learning and Childcare?’ document, enabling you to produce effective self-evaluations, leading to higher standards of provision for the children.

Key topics:

  • Explore what self-evaluation is
  • Learn how the Quality Indicators are categorised
  • Understand the content of each quality indicator
  • Use ‘How Good Is Our Early Learning and Childcare’ to plan for self-evaluation in your setting.

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By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Summarise the main characteristics of the Curriculum for Excellence
  • Apply the principles of active learning to their planning for children’s needs and development
  • Adapt and design appropriate resources and activities to suit the characteristics and needs of young children of different ages
  • Demonstrate the importance of planning, observing, assessing and evaluating the needs of children for their development
  • Explain the importance and benefits of child led planning.

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