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Childcare courses to open in Buckie

By Alan Beresford

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YOUNG people who fancy a career in early learning and childcare but are facing barriers could benefit from courses set to run in Buckie.

Childcare courses are set for the Lady Cathcart Centre in Buckie.
Childcare courses are set for the Lady Cathcart Centre in Buckie.

Action for Children will be delivering a programme of three courses at the Lady Cathcart Centre, called AB56 Futures.

It will seek to provide an introduction to early learning and childcare including: play; safeguarding; attachment; first aid and inclusion. Also set to feature are key employability skills such as individual learning styles, working in a team, being a good employee as well as covering the registration requirements to work in the sector.

The initial six-week course is due to get under way on Monday, January 20 and run until February 28. Class times are Monday-Thursday from 10am to 2pm.

This will then be repeated over Monday, March 16-Friday, April 24 and Monday, May 11-Friday, June 19.

The course is open to applicants aged 16-24 (up to 26 for care experienced young people) who are facing barriers to employment. Action for Children are particularly keen to support parental returners to labour market.

Those interested should contact their Jobcentre work coach or e mail AB56@actionforchildren.org.uk

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