Early Education and Childcare National 5 FT


26 Aug 2024


13 Jun 2025

Students study the NPA Childcare and Playwork Award which includes Development and Wellbeing of Children and Young People, Children and Young People: Rights and Protection, Practice and Process of Play, and Working with Children and Young People. Students will also study communication and numeracy and will have the opportunity to gain some practical work experience.

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National Progression Award Childcare and Playwork


Full-time 36 week course, up to 3 days per week college/online learning, 1 day per week on placement


Scottish Borders Campus

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Entry requirements

A minimum of 4 National 4 awards at Pass grade plus 1 pass at National 5, or 4 Standard Grades at General grade 3 or equivalent Intermediate 1 passes, to include English. Students will also be required to complete a PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) form.

Progression opportunities

NC Early Education and Childcare level 6


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