Introduction to Playwork and Childcare

New College Lanarkshire


Motherwell Campus, Coatbridge Campus


The Introduction to Playwork and Childcare supports learners to gain knowledge and understanding that will help them to contribute to the play and development of children and young people.

Learners will have the opportunity to develop their personal qualities, knowledge, and skills in play, playwork and childcare, communication and development wellbeing, and health and safety surrounding the topic.

The course comprises of units, which cover topics such as the process of play, child development and working with children who have additional support needs.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 including English.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Early Learning and Child Care

SCQF Level