Childhood Practice

North East Scotland College


Aberdeen City Campus, Fraserburgh Campus


This course develops essential skills, knowledge and understanding of current workplace practice, legislations, policies and frameworks required to work within in a Childhood Practice setting. Upon completion, candidates are eligible to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) at practitioner level. This course provides a great opportunity to gain a nationally and professionally recognised group award.

A mandatory placement opportunity will be provided to students who demonstrate appropriate skills and values required in a real working environment. During workplacement students are required to work along side the placement team and gather evidence for the SVQ units, and other workplace related units.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including English plus Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5; or Foundation Apprenticeship: Social Services Children and Young People plus Higher English and Maths or Applications of Maths at National 5; NC Early Education and Child Care (Level 6). You must have a minimum of 80 hours work experience in an early years setting.

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

Degree level study

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level