Early Education and Childcare - NC SCQF level 6 FT


19 Aug 2024


13 Jun 2025

The award includes a National Course at Higher level: Early Education and Childcare. Units include Play in Early Education and Childcare, Child Development, Developing an Understanding of Working with Children and Supporting Childrens Behaviour. Work placements are an integral and essential part of the course. Work placement is necessary to complete the full award.

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NC in Early Education and Childcare at SCQF Level 6


Full-time 36 week course, up to 3 days per week in College/online learning, 1-2 days per week on placement


Scottish Borders Campus

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Entry requirements

4 National 5 awards or 4 Standard Grades at Credit level, to include English, or completion of the National 5 and/or National 5/6 Health and Social Care course. Students will also be required to complete a PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) form.

Progression opportunities

Progression to HNC Childhood Practice, careers as Nursery Assistant, Playgroup Assistant and Classroom Assistant. The course allows registration with the SSSC (Scottish Social Services Council) as an Early Years Support Worker.


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