Childhood Practice

Ayrshire College


Ayr Campus, Kilmarnock Campus, Kilwinning Campus


This is a demanding course which will give you a deep understanding of the professional role of an Early Years Practitioner. It will help you develop the essential knowledge and skills you’ll need to work in early learning and childcare settings.

Each week you’ll spend 2 days in college and 2 days on a placement in an early years setting or primary school, working with the staff team.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including English plus National 5 Maths preferred; or Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services (Children and Young People); or Early Learning and Childcare (Level 6); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Entry subject to interview.

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.

Progression Routes

Employment or progression to HND Childhood Practice or year 2 of the BA Childhood Studies at the University of the West of Scotland.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Early Years

SCQF Level