Childhood Practice (Level 5)

West Lothian College


This course gives students basic knowledge and skills for moving on to level 6 study and/or an apprenticeship in the early learning and childcare sector.

You will gain an understanding of subjects including Child Development, Outdoor learning, Play. You will get the opportunity for a practical placement.

You also have the chance to gain the Skills for Work early learning and childcare award.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4 including English. Entry is by interview and a short written task.

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

Childhood Practice SCQF Level 6 or other Level 6 courses within West Lothian College

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Childhood Practice

SCQF Level