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  • Start date:   August 2021
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 7


Please be aware this course is now full. You may still apply and if a space becomes available we will contact you. Alternatively, you can explore other courses on our website or email if you wish to speak to a member of staff.

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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 included.

Start date: 31 August 2021
Day of week: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 6pm –9pm
Duration: 1 year (this is year 1 of a 2 year course)
Cost: £750 per year (PFG funding available)

  • What the course includes

    This course will teach students about lifespan development theoretical approaches, support for play, learning and development. 

    In addition to 'Leadership Starts with Me' students will also learn about health, wellbeing and safeguarding, care in contemporary society and collaborative working.

Why choose this course

This qualification will allow you to work with children and young people aged between 0 and 18 years.

Entry requirements

  • You should ideally be employed in an early years 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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