This book is written to cover all core units of the HNC with additional thematic chapters covering the key content of the most popular optional units. It provides detailed coverage of Scottish legislation and frameworks, so you can be sure that everything is 100 per cent applicable to HNC students. It is written by a team of experts based in Scotland, with vast experience of developing, delivering and verifying the qualification so you can be confident that the content is exactly what you need. It cites sources of wider reading, as well as where to find the most up-to-date information, so that students can use the book as a springboard for further research. It supports students in completing the graded unit, as well as developing the general research and study skills that are key to success in the course
The four nations of the UK each have distinctive policy and curricula in relation to Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). This new textbook offers a comprehensive look at early years education in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, bringing the curriculum frameworks for each country together in one place. Drawing on the cultural and practical pedagogy of each curriculum, this book aims to develop students’ understanding of the development, care, education, health, well-being and upbringing of young children across the UK in a social, pedagogical and policy context. Divided into two sections, the first examines each country’s learning and teaching requirements in detail within a policy context. The book then explores the similarities and differences between the curricula, focusing on key areas such as play, the indoor and outdoor learning environment, the family and assessment. Accessible and engaging, this book will help students to analyse and question practice both in their own country and across all four Home Nations. Features include: case studies to illustrate practice and a frequently asked questions section in each chapter to clarify key points and opportunities for reflection and debate. Including contributions from expert practitioners in each country, this text is essential reading for all students studying early childhood and will help them to understand the impact of policy on children and families across the UK.
In a context of widespread expansion of education and care provision for young children, the staffing of early childhood services in Europe is a critical quality issue. However, systematically assembled data across countries on the education/training and structure of the early years workforce are limited. Who works in education and care settings for young children? What professional studies are required? How similar or how varied are the qualification profiles and fields of work? This book provides answers to these questions. With funding from the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, the SEEPRO project based at the State Institute of Early Childhood Research (IFP) in Munich/Bavaria worked closely with country experts to develop the 27 country profiles. In addition, cross-national perspectives and key workforce issues are highlighted which will be of interest for those engaged in early years professional education/training as well as for researchers, practitioners and policy makers.
The field of professional, academic and vocational qualifications is ever-changing. The new edition of this highly successful and practical guide provides thorough information on all developments. Fully indexed, it includes details on all university awards and over 200 career fields, their professional and accrediting bodies, levels of membership and qualifications. It acts as an one-stop guide for careers advisors, students and parents, and will also enable human resource managers to verify the qualifications of potential employees.
In a single volume, the new edition of this guide gives comprehensive coverage of the developments within the fast-changing field of professional, academic and vocational qualifications. Fully indexed, it provides details on all university awards and over 200 career fields, their professional and accrediting bodies, levels of membership and qualifications. It lists all degree and postgraduate awards from all UK universities and colleges, and includes website addresses for each establishment.
This project of the European Ethnological Research Centre is planned in 13 volumes. Their overall aim is to examine the interlocking strands of history, language and traditional culture, in their international setting, that go into the making of a national identity. Other volumes cover Scottish ethnology; farming and landscape; Scotland's buildings; boats and fishing; coast and sea; the food and the Scots; hearth and home: the culture of the dwelling house; crafts, trades and professions; transport and communications; the individual and community life in Scotland; oral literature and performance culture; institutions of Scotland: religious expression; and institutions of Scotland: the law.
Author: Nuala Gardner
Publisher: Black & White Publishing
Release Date: 2013-10-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
All Because of Henry is the heart-rending story of Nuala Gardner and her remarkable struggle to bring up two autistic children - with the help of Sir Henry, Wee Henry and Thomas, the family's incredible four-legged friends. In the bestselling A Friend Like Henry, Nuala told how their beautiful golden retriever helped provide a miraculous breakthrough into her son Dale's severely autistic world. Now, in the much-anticipated sequel, Dale turns 17 and he's ready for the world - but is the world ready for him? And can their new dog, Thomas, have the same amazing effect on Nuala's autistic daughter Amy? As she faces up to a new set of challenges, Nuala begins to realise that the struggles of the past are nothing to what's still to come. And she must also face up to the ordeal of her crumbling marriage and find the strength to carry on against a backdrop of adversity, prejudice, family secrets and some very unexpected twists. All Because of Henry is the extraordinary true story of one woman's family, of overcoming obstacles, and of the wonderful dogs that helped them through it all. And it's a story that did not end with Sir Henry - it began - and it continues here, in warmth, heartbreak, hard times and, ultimately, triumph.
This core textbook introduces the reader to the study of education itself. It invites the reader to question what education is, what it is for and who it is for. It challenges the assumption that education equals school and takes the reader on a trip from the cradle to old age.
Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: Care First Teaching: August 2018 First Exam: June 2019 Develop the values, knowledge, skills and understanding that you need to succeed in your course and become a reflective care worker. Care in Practice combines clear explanations of policy, legislation and theory with practical guidance and real-life case studies. Fully updated throughout and written in a highly accessible style, the Fourth Edition of this book: - Comprehensively covers the material and assessment for the revised Higher Care specification and includes relevant content for a range of SVQs and HNCs - Builds your understanding of the latest research and practice in key areas such as human development, psychology, sociology and safeguarding - Encourages you to think about, examine and develop your practice through regular activities that help you reflect on your learning - Provides up-to-date coverage of the Health and Social Care Standards: My support, my life (Scottish Government 2017), the Code of Practice for Social Service Workers (SSSC 2016) and the Nursing and Midwifery Code (NMC 2018) This book supports a variety of courses including: - Higher Care - National 4 and 5 Care - SVQ2 and SVQ3 in Social Services (Children and Young People) and Social Services and Healthcare - HNC Social Services - HNC Care and Administrative Practice - HNC Additional Support Needs - HNC Childhood Practice - Higher Child Care and Development