NC Early Education and Childcare

  • Campuses

    • Paisley
    • Clydebank
    • Greenock Waterfront
  • Course type

    Full time

  • Level

    SCQF 6

  • Campuses

    • Paisley
    • Clydebank
    • Greenock Waterfront
  • Course type

    Full time

  • Level

    SCQF 6


What will I learn?

This course is for learners who have an interest in Early Learning and Childcare. The course covers areas including Child Development, Play in Early Learning and Childcare, and Services for Children and Young People. This course is ideally suited for school leaver or adult returners

You'll learn about:

  • Child Development
  • Play in Practice
  • Supporting Children's Rights and Entitlements
  • Services for Children and Young People
  • Child Development: Theory

During this course you'll attend a work placement two days a week

What qualifications do I need?

You will need passes in four subjects at SCQF Level 5 band A-C, including English. Equivalent qualifications are also considered.

If you have successfully completed National 5 Skills for Work Childcare or NPA Playwork and Childcare or have achieved a Social Services Children & Young People Foundation Apprenticeship, your application will also be considered. Mature students can apply without formal qualifications.

For a place on the course, you will need to submit a personal statement and attend an interview, bringing proof of your qualifications. You will also need to provide two references.

You must be eligible to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme.

What can I do after?

After successfully completing this course, you will have the knowledge and skills required for support worker level.

Or you could develop your skills further by studying another course, such as:

  • HNC Childhood Practice
  • HNC Social Services
  • HNC Counselling
  • HNC Health Care
  • HNC Additional Support Needs



Programme Information

Start Date: w/b 29 August 2022

End Date: w/b 9 June 2023

Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19, this course will be delivered via a blended learning approach - which may include face-to-face learning on campus combined with remote learning off-campus and digital learning approaches.

Additional Information

Out Students go on to achieve great things!

Don't take our word for it, read what they say

Amanda-Jane McGroggan

Jennifer Mullan 

Study options

Campus Mode Level
Paisley Full time SCQF 6
Clydebank Full time SCQF 6
Greenock Waterfront Full time SCQF 6

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