• January
  • Full-Time
  • Early Education and Childcare
  • SCQF Level 5


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Intro to the course:

The National 5 Early Learning and Childcare course has been designed to link closely to the National Occupational Standards for Social Services: children and young people, and also for Playwork at SCQF 6. The course can provide some of the underpinning knowledge that is required for the Occupational Standards and also experience of the practical skills required to work at this level in the sector. This is particularly evidenced in areas such as ‘facilitating play for children and young people’, ‘helping to keep children and young people safe’, ‘supporting children and young people’s development and wellbeing’ and ‘reflecting on your own practice’.

SCQF Level 5

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Who is the course for?

This course is ideal to study childcare at level 5. The course will enhance your previous knowledge and understanding in childcare.This course will be suitable for anyone wishing to return to college to study childcare.

What will I study?

Mandatory units such as : Development and wellbeing of children and young people , Play in early learning and childcare and working in early learning and childcare.Some other units may include contemporary families , First aid and rights and protection for children and young people. 

Next step course options

Progression to NC EECC

How will I be assessed?

A combination of open and closed book assessments.

Why should I choose this course?

This is an ideal course for someone wanting to gain a qualification in childcare and further progress to the next level.

Where can this course lead?


What are the entry requirements?

National 4 qualifications . interview , reference and criminal convictions form.

What are the interview arrangements?

Interview , criminal convictions form and reference.

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for short 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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Full time course: full time

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Study mode Full-Time Start date 27/01/2025 Duration
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