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Scottish early learning and childcare practitioners' courses

Scottish early learning and childcare practitioners' courses

Welcome to the module ‘Identifying and supporting additional support needs in early learning and childcare’ (ELC).

This module has been commissioned by the Scottish Government and produced in partnership with members of the Early Childhood team at the Open University.

The content of the module reflects Scottish Government policy and is aimed to enhance the quality of practice for supporting children who have additional needs.

Whatever your level of experience and knowledge and whatever ELC setting you work in, you will find content in the module that will help you to reflect and develop your understanding of what you can do to get it right for every child in Scotland.

There will be a number of presentations of this course throughout 2020–2022 as follows:

2020: March, May, July, September and November

2021: January, March, April, June, August and October

2022: January and February

Please enrol on the presentation that best suits your availability.  Enrolment dates will be displayed in the course listings below a few weeks before the next presentation date.

To enrol on any of the courses, you will need to register for an account with OpenLearn Create or login with your existing OU account by clicking the 'Sign up/Sign in' button above.  Once you have done this, please sign in to OpenLearn Create and then enrol on your desired presentation.

Enrolment for the eleventh presentation opens on 27 September 2021 (the module starts on 11 October 2021 and finishes on 19 November 2021)

Previous presentations:

The first presentation took place between 23 March and 1 May 2020.

The second presentation took place between 18 May to 26 June 2020.

The third presentation took place between 13 July and 21 August 2020.

The fourth presentation took place between 7 September and 16 October 2020.

The fifth presentation took place between 2 November and 11 December 2020.

The sixth presentation took place between 4 January and 12 February 2021.

The seventh presentation took place from 1 March 2021 to 18 April 2021

The eighth presentation took place from 26 April 2021 to 4 June 2021

The ninth presentation took place from 26 June 2021 to 4 August 2021.

The tenth presentation took place from 16 August 2021 to 24 September 2021.

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  • Identifying and responding to additional support needs in ELC

    Identifying and responding to additional support needs in ELC

    This course for Scottish practitioners is about building confidence in identifying and responding to additional support needs of children. Presentation date 11 October 2021 - 19 November 2021.

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    Course

    12 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Identifying and responding to additional support needs in ELC

    Identifying and responding to additional support needs in ELC

    This course for Scottish practitioners is about building confidence in identifying and responding to additional support needs of children. Presentation date 16 August 2021 - 24 September 2021.

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    Course

    12 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Identifying and responding to additional support needs in ELC

    Identifying and responding to additional support needs in ELC

    This course for Scottish practitioners is about building confidence in identifying and responding to additional support needs of children. Presentation date 26 June 2021 - 4 August 2021.

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    Course

    12 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Identifying and responding to additional support needs in ELC

    Identifying and responding to additional support needs in ELC

    This course for Scottish practitioners is about building confidence in identifying and responding to additional support needs of children. Presentation date 26 April-4 June 2021.

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    Course

    12 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Identifying and responding to additional support needs in ELC

    Identifying and responding to additional support needs in ELC

    This course for Scottish practitioners is about building confidence in identifying and responding to additional support needs of children. Presentation date 1 March-18 April 2021.

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    Course

    12 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Identifying and responding to additional support needs in ELC

    Identifying and responding to additional support needs in ELC

    This course for Scottish practitioners is about building confidence in identifying and responding to additional support needs of children. Presentation date 4 January-12 February 2021.

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    Course

    12 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Identifying and responding to additional support needs in ELC

    Identifying and responding to additional support needs in ELC

    This course for Scottish practitioners is about building confidence in identifying and responding to additional support needs of children. Presentation date 2 November-11 December 2020.

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    Course

    12 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Identifying and responding to additional support needs in ELC

    Identifying and responding to additional support needs in ELC

    This course for Scottish practitioners is about building confidence in identifying and responding to additional support needs of children. Presentation date 7 September-16 October 2020.

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    Course

    12 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Identifying and responding to additional support needs in ELC

    Identifying and responding to additional support needs in ELC

    This course for Scottish practitioners is about building confidence in identifying and responding to additional support needs of children. Presentation date 13 July-21 August 2020.

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    Course

    12 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Identifying and responding to additional support needs in ELC

    Identifying and responding to additional support needs in ELC

    This course for Scottish practitioners is about building confidence in identifying and responding to additional support needs of children. Presentation date 18 May-26 June 2020.

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    Course

    12 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

  • Identifying and responding to additional support needs in ELC

    Identifying and responding to additional support needs in ELC

    This course for Scottish practitioners is about building confidence in identifying and responding to additional support needs of children. Presentation date 23 March–1 May 2020.

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    Course

    12 hrs

    Level 1 Introductory

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