You can access our Creative Skills training in two ways: through our core programme, funded by the Scottish Government and delivered during 2019/20 in Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverclyde, Midlothian and North Ayrshire; or through bespoke training that is tailored to the needs of your setting.
Creative Skills artist-led training for early years professionals is energetic, colourful and fun. We build capacity by focusing on:
Your own creative confidence – everyone is creative; everyone is an artist. You can inspire, create wonder and introduce new ideas without dominating the creative process
Theory – why creativity is central to every child’s healthy development and how the expressive arts are tools for nurturing and developing this innate capacity
And practice – how to put expressive arts at the heart of your day-to-day practice and create inspirational learning spaces with babies and children.
Creative Skills SQA Level 7 Qualification
For those who complete Starcatchers’ Creative Skills training programme, we also offer an SQA-approved Level 7 Qualification: Creative Skills in Early Childhood Practice (24 credits).
You’ll further the learning from Creative Skills by focussing on the theory around creativity in childhood, as well as examining how to practically integrate creative skills into your practice.