Childhood Practice (Level 6)

West Lothian College


This course is suitable for those looking for a first-level qualification in childhood practice. It allows you to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) at support worker level.

The course includes:

Child development; Child development theory; Supporting the curriculum; Services for children and young people; Practical units including play, placement and outdoor learning.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 5 including English. Entry is by interview, at which a written piece of work will be requested.

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 or other HNC level courses

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Childhood Practice and Early Education

SCQF Level