As well as qualifications, continuous professional learning is an essential component of early learning and childcare quality and is linked to children’s development.
The Scottish Government is delivering an online programme of continuous professional learning that is free to everyone working in early learning and childcare. These online learning modules are available from a variety of providers like the University of the West of Scotland and The Open University and we link to each of them below.
Not all modules are available yet. We’ll add more as they launch throughout 2020.
Please note: SSSC cannot provide technical support for these modules as they are not delivered by us. Please contact the learning provider directly if you require support.
University of West of Scotland modules
Module 1: Understanding the Social Factors which may impact on children’s outcomes in the Early Years.
Module 2: Supporting Parents to Further Engage in their Child’s Development
Module 3: Supporting the development and progression of children’s early language and literacy
Module 7: STEM in the early years
The Open University modules
Module 6: Identifying and responding to additional support needs in ELC.