For those who have completed the Creative Skills Training Programme, there is the opportunity to continue their learning and turn their practical experience into an SQA recognised bespoke qualification. Creative Skills in Early Childhood Practice has two units: a practical unit where students write reflective journals on the ways they apply practical creative skills within their context and take part in a practical exam, and a theory unit which explores creativity through child development and current Scottish government policy, guidelines and best practice. The theory unit is assessed through reflective journals and a 2,000 essay.
The qualification is an excellent way to deepen students’ knowledge around creativity and the expressive arts and how they fit into the Scottish Early Learning and Childcare context. The qualification is delivered in partnership with Glasgow Kelvin College, and with freelance artists and Scottish early education experts