Clackmannanshire Early Years Training Academy was established in 2017. Trainees are employed by the Early Years team to work in one of the nurseries while studying towards their SVQ Level 3 Social Services (Children and Young People) at SCQF level 7.
While in nursery, trainees are mentored and supported to develop their practice in early years. To further support practice and knowledge they attend the academy at Kilncraigs for one half day a week where they are given job specific information and training sessions. Many of these sessions are delivered by current Early Learning and Childcare Educators who have specific areas of interest and skill.
Practitioners of all levels have also been trained to SVQ Assessor level.
The scheme is supported by the Council's Vocation Training Unit.
Trainee positions are available for anyone aged 16 and over who has a genuine interest in working within the field of Early Learning and Childcare.
NC and HNC students from Forth Valley College Early Learning and Childcare courses are also placed within nurseries and primary schools within Clackmannanshire.
For further information relating to a career in ELC, please see the following links:
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000