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  • Start date:   August 2019
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 6


This is a two year course which is suitable for those who wish to gain employment as a Pupil Support Worker in nursery/primary/secondary or additional support need schools.

Start Date:  August 2019
Days of Week:   Tuesday
Time: 6.00 - 9.00pm
Duration:   35 weeks
Cost:  £400 per year

Entry Requirements

This course will be of interest to candidates who are:

  • employed in a school setting
  • have a keen interest in childcare and development
  • This qualification will allow registration with SSSC as a Support Worker.
  • Where it leads

    Year 1: Progression to PDA Education Support Assistance Year 2

    Year 2: Progression to HNC Childhood Practice

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