• August
  • Full-Time
  • 12 weeks or more
  • Early Education and Childcare
  • SCQF Level 5


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Intro to the course:

National 4 Skills for Childhood Practice is an introductory qualification that will develop your understanding of working in the early learning and childcare sector. 

You will learn about issues on topics such as child development, play in early learning and childcare and working in early learning and childcare. 

This course also supports you to develop employability skills and meta skills. 

You will spend two and a half days in college between August 2024 and January 2025. On successful completion of the course in January 2025, you will continue to complete the National 5 award in Early Learning and Childcare. 

SCQF Level 5

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Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who would like to work with children and young people. 

What will I study?

You will study subjects such as child development, play in early learning and childcare, skills for working in early learning and childcare and the development and wellbeing of children. 

Next step course options

On successful completion of both Nat 4 and Nat 5 certificates, you could progress to NC Childhood Practice in August 2025.  

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a mixture of methods including open and closed book assessments. 

Why should I choose this course?

This course will allow you to progress into further study in the area of early learning and childcare. 

Where can this course lead?

Progression to NC Childhood Practice could lead to employment in a support role. 

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course but you will be required to demonstrate a desire to work with children and young people. Your suitability for the course will be assessed at interview. 

What are the interview arrangements?

You will be invited for an informal interview at South Lanarkshire College where you will meet our team and have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about the course. 

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for full time:

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds.

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Other information:

For more information on this course and to speak to a member of our team email admissions@slc.ac.uk

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Study mode Full-Time Start date 26/08/2024 Duration 12 weeks or more
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