Childhood Practice (Early Education and Childcare) (Level 6)

North East Scotland College


Aberdeen City Campus, Fraserburgh Campus


Following on from the Childcare and Development course, this course allows students to develop knowledge and understanding of the Early Years/Childcare sector. Upon completion, candidates are eligible to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) at support worker level. The course also provides candidates with the underpinning knowledge required for the HNC Childhood Practice course. A mandatory placement opportunity is provided to students who demonstrate the appropriate skills and values.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 at B including English and preferably Maths; or Childcare and Development (Level 5); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. You would require evidence of a relevant work placement (normally 40 hours).

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

HNC Childhood Practice

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level