Childcare and Therapeutic Art is a combined learning course.
Under the Childcare segment, students gain an understanding of the Health, Adult Care and Child Care industry, as well as gaining essential knowledge and skills for employability in this sector. It covers topics such as child development and developing skills in caring for young children, as well as units on personal development, equipping students with a solid understanding of the workplace and a greater confidence to enter it.
Under the Therapeutic Art segment, the course focuses on providing a space in which students have the opportunity for self-expression, whilst learning key practical skills. Methods and materials include printmaking, graffiti, textiles, drawing and painting, collage, book making and mixed media sculptures.
As well as having the opportunity to explore a range of different methods and materials, students are also encouraged to follow their own areas of interest and given freedom to take inspiration from anywhere to develop their work (music, gaming, films or comics are just a few examples). This course gives students the chance to pursue individual interests whilst developing broader practical skills.
Meet Your Tutor
Kirsty is the Childcare and Therapeutic Art Tutor at St-Eds. Kirsty considers it a privilege to help students to say what they think and show others how to see the world in a positive and creative way through therapeutic art lessons. She has many qualifications for teaching both child care and art including an NVQ Level 3 in Children and Young People’s Workforce and a BA (Hons) Fine Art NUCA. Within her broad experience, Kirsty has also been a silversmithing tutor for Adult Education and has had training on Arts Award Advising. Kirsty is a very developed and accomplished tutor. She has a high knowledge of both child care and art and possesses a passion for all she does.