Certificate in Early Education and Childcare

Dundee and Angus College


Arbroath Campus, Gardyne Campus


This course will enable you to study a range of subjects such as Play in Early Learning & Childcare, Care & Feeding of Children & Young People, Development & Wellbeing of Children & Young People and Supporting Children with Additional Support Needs.

Essential skills in Numeracy, Communication and IT are also included. This will include a mixture of indoor and outdoor learning (both face-to-face and remote delivery).

You are encouraged to participate in volunteering activities to relate theory to practice and develop your caring skills.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. Entry is subject to interview, one satisfactory reference and completion of a short values 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

NC Early Education and Childcare

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Children and Young People

SCQF Level