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  • Start date:   August 2022
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 6
  • Course Type:   Full-time


Please be aware this course is now full. Alternatively, you can explore other courses on our website or email if you wish to speak to a member of staff.

This course is suitable for those looking for a first-level qualification in childhood practice. It allows you to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) at support worker level.

Read about Mia-Renee Milan's West Lothian College experience here


  • What the course includes

    The course includes:

    • Child development
    • Child development theory
    • Supporting the curriculum
    • Services for children and young people

Why choose this course

This course will give you the chance of work experience in a nursery and primary school setting and practical experience within our purpose-built playroom and outdoor classroom.

Entry requirements

  • Three National 5 qualifications at grade C or above, one of which must be English

We welcome applications from people with relevant life and work experience.

An Enhanced Disclosure Scotland application is required. This will be completed with the college if offered a place. 

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

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    Where it leads

    Education: HNC childhood practice or other relevant HNC level courses.

    Employment: Entry into a career within childhood practice and early years education.

Interview arrangements

If we invite you for an interview, plan to be in college for around two hours. The interview consists of:


  • Course information
  • Interview
  • Short written task


Please bring evidence of any qualifications and/or any employment references.

Fees, Finance & Funding

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. Click here to find out more

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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.