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  • Start date:   August 2023
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 7
  • Course Type:   Part-time (Evenings)


This course is suitable for those who wish to work as early learning and childcare practitioners. This is a practice qualification and workplace experience is mandatory.  

Start date: August 2023
Day of week: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 6pm –9pm
Duration: 2 years
Cost: £750 per year (PFG funding available)

  • What the course includes

    This course will introduce students Lifespan Development: Theoretical Approaches, Support for Play, Learning and Development and Contemporary Society/Families. 

    In addition to 'Leadership Starts with Me' students will also learn about Health, Wellbeing and Safeguarding, Language Literacy & Numeracy and Collaborative Working. 

    You will gain skills in collaborative working, leadership, essay writing and IT skills. You will engage in various modes of assessment including portfolio’s, presentations & reports. 

Why choose this course

This qualification will allow you to work with Children and Young People aged between 0 and 18 years. You will have the opportunity to undertake extra value units such as Supervised Toothbrushing and Forest Kindergarten. 

Entry requirements

  • You should ideally be employed in an Early Year’s setting 
  • Two Highers (including English) 
  • A keen interest in working with children and young people 
  • Relevant life experience 
  • If you are not currently employed in a childcare setting you will be required to complete workplace placements over the period of the course 

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course. 

  • Where it leads


    • Progression onto HND Childhood Practice
    • Progression onto degree level courses


    • This qualification will allow registration with SSSC at Practitioner level
    • Enhanced employment opportunities

Interview arrangements

An interview is required for this course.

Fees, finance and funding

Click here to find out more about funding for this course

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