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  • Start date:   August 2019
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 7


This is a two year course. Studying for this qualification will allow students to work with children and young people. This course will include subjects such as Lifespan Development and
Support for Play, Learning and Development , Supporting
Children and Young People’s Behaviour and Leadership Starts with Me.
This is a practice qualification and requires workplace experience.

Start Date: August 2019
Days of Week: Tuesday and Thursday 
Time: 6.00 - 9.00pm
Duration:   2 years
Cost: £600

Entry Requirements

  • Candidates would ideally be employed in an Early Learning and Childcare
    setting or have two Highers (one must be English).
  • Alternatively candidates
    will have a keen interest in working with children and young people, have relevant life experience and be confident at working at SCQF Level 7.
  • If candidates are not currently employed in a childcare setting you will
    be required to complete workplace placements over the period of the course.
  • Where it leads

    Possible progression to HND Childhood Practice or you can apply for degree level
    Employment: Successful completion of this course allows the candidate to register with SSSC at the level known as ‘Practitioner’.

Fees, Finance and Funding

ITA update

Individual Training Account funding has now been closed to new Applicants as of 7th December 2018. Applicants should be able to apply again from April 2019, subject to Skills Development Scotland making new funds available. For more information on ITA and the rules and regulations surrounding them please visit


What options do I have for paying my course fees?

West Lothian College accept payment in full for all part time courses by Cash, Card, Bank Transfer or Cheque.


In response to the unforeseen withdrawal of ITA funding, West Lothian College have put in place an option for students to pay their course fees by instalments. This can be discussed with our Student Advice team at the time of your enrolment, and they will explain all the options and terms and conditions to you.


If you have any further questions or queries please contact Student Advice by email on

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