Access to Early Learning and Childcare (Level 4)

Ayrshire College


Kilmarnock Campus, Kilwinning Campus


Early year’s provision has changed significantly over the years. Today effective early childhood education experiences are recognised as playing a key role in future life chances and achievement. Meaningful play is an important element of early year’s courses, however there’s also a significant amount of theory which increases with each level. So as well as having hands-on fun, be prepared for a lot of reading and writing too.

This course introduces you to the knowledge and understanding you’ll need to work successfully in childcare. It will also develop your practical skills for working with children.

Entry Requirements

Relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 3 and interview.

Progression Routes

Early Learning and Childcare (Level 5), or other relevant course at SCQF Level 5 or employment.

Start Date

August, January



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Early Years

SCQF Level