Learn with SCMA - Approved SQA Centre

SCMA is proud and delighted to be a SQA Approved Centre, which means that in addition to providing our own, bespoke learning opportunities, the Learn with SCMA team can now deliver SQA qualifications, including the Complete Childminding Learning Pathway - a Work Based Award, which is credit rated at Level 7 on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework (SCQF).

SCMA recommend all childminders begin with Unit 1: Ready for Childminding Business to start their journey on this Pathway, which covers all you need to know to successfully run your childminding business and provide a professional approach. The remaining five Work Based Units can be completed in any order you wish.  As part of each Work Based Unit you will receive access to the relevant courses (which can be completed as interactive or e-Learning), Open Badges to evidence your reflective practice, tailored support and your online portfolio with assessment of evidence, accredited by SQA.    

SCMA is also a Skills Development Scotland Individual Training Account (ITA) Approved Provider. ITAs provide eligible learners with £200 each year towards the cost of a single programme. And the good news is that the criteria for an ITA now allows individuals who already hold a degree to apply for funding.

The Complete Childminding Learning Pathway
Recognising and valuing the unique form of childcare provided by professional childminders. The Work Based Award establishes a learning and development pathway that takes a potential childminder from induction to career professional.
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