Presentation on theme: "Building Curriculum for Excellence into Early Education and Childcare Training Programmes Julie Brechin Jewel and Esk College."— Presentation transcript:
Building Curriculum for Excellence into Early Education and Childcare Training Programmes Julie Brechin Jewel and Esk College
I really enjoyed the conference and the trip to Edinburgh last year. So did I but I dont need to do anything about Curriculum for Excellence as its not in the Units I deliver
Learning through Curriculum for Excellence In early education and childcare courses students can learn through the capacities of CfE. Skills for Work was the first course developed under these principles. Not just for the under 18s but for all ages. A message from a successful learner: I started off in an intro to childcare course and now I am going to university. I learned how to study and to believe in myself (Charlotte aged 42, 2 nd chance to learn )
Learning about Curriculum for Excellence Curriculum for Excellence is mandatory content across all early education and childcare courses. It features in curriculum based units but may not be identified directly in the mandatory elements of a Unit specification but may come under a general term e.g. current. Remember the some parts of a Unit Specification are mandatory others are for guidance only.
DM66 12: Supporting a Curriculum in an Early Education and Childcare Setting OUTCOME 1: Explain the importance of a curriculum in an early education and childcare setting. Performance Criteria a) Explain what is meant by the term curriculum. b) Describe current curriculum models relevant to early education and childcare settings. c) Describe the key components of current curriculum models relevant to early education and childcare settings. d) Explain how current curriculum models can be used to support the care, learning and development of the child within an early education and childcare setting.
Learning about Curriculum for Excellence CfE can also be embedded in other units not directly related to the Curriculum across Awards at all levels DN1H 35: Managing Quality in Early Education and Childcare Settings Outcome 1: Investigate legislative, national and local requirements in respect of ensuring quality in Early Education and Childcare Settings. Evidence requirements Knowledge of current national curriculum or playwork guidelines Evidence Requirements are mandatory but teaching packs and Assessment Exemplars are for guidance only
CfE Embedded in HNC: Early Education and Childcare Scotland's Colleges website provides key links to information, resources and professional development opportunities for staff involved in implementing and embedding the principles, experiences and outcomes of Curriculum for Excellence to meet the four capacities through the delivery of the HNC: Early Education and Childcare. The interact web pages direct staff through the capacities to individual units of the HNC and into appropriate material. This can be used to support learning on the HNC but also used to underpin SVQs and other Awards.
Centre devised assessments should be altered to reflect CfE, the instrument of assessment and the marking guidance should reflect current practice. Internal verification should be used to ensure the robustness of assessments and material can be sent to SQA for prior moderation. NABs and ASPs should be reviewed regularly and the marking guidance amended through internal verification. Assessments And Finally !!!!!!!! Marking is at the discretion of the marker.
If in doubt……. Contact:- Care Scotland: Mary Hainey (SQA Qualification Manager):