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  • Start date:   August 2022
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 6
  • Course Type:   Part-time (Evenings)


This is an exciting time in Early Learning and Childcare. The Scottish Government is increasing the number of hours that children can access funded Early Learning and Childcare.

Start date: August 2022
Day of week: Thursday
Time: 6pm–9pm
Duration: 24 weeks
Cost: £200 (ITA funding available)


  • What this course includes

    The Scottish Government is dedicated to diversifying the workforce and this includes recruiting more men into a career in Early Learning and Childcare. This is a great time to join a career pathway that is rewarding and exciting.

Why choose this course

Over the 12 weeks you will cover units on Child Development and Play. You will gain an insight into the development of children from birth and learn about the factors that impact on a child’s development. You will also learn about the importance of play on a child’s learning and development and how learning outdoors benefits children’s health and wellbeing.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but applicants should have an interest in childcare.

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

  • Where it leads

    On successful completion of the course you will be offered an interview for the HNC Childhood Practice. The HNC Childhood Practice is offered full time or part time in the evening to fit around employment commitments.

Interview arrangements

There is no formal interview. All applicants will have an opportunity to meet with tutors to discuss the course and career pathways prior to starting.

Fees, finance and funding

Click here to find out more about funding for this course

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Take that next step in your career and apply for this course today. If the course is not yet open for applications, feel free to ask any questions by clicking make an enquiry.