Early Learning and Childcare (Level 5)

Ayrshire College


Ayr Campus, Kilmarnock Campus, Kilwinning Campus


This course offers the knowledge and understanding you will need if you want a career in Early Learning and Childcare or the Care sector. You will learn to develop your meta-skills like collaboration and adaptability, boosting your confidence, strengthening your digital skills, and supporting the development of your teamwork abilities.

Content includes:

How to care for and support the feeding of children under 5; The range of settings available in the Early Learning and Childcare sector; You will be introduced to the importance of children's rights; Developing your own confidence and skills through project-based learning and volunteering; Learning the theory behind why play is so important to young children's learning.

Entry Requirements

5 relevant subjects at National 4 including English; or Access to Early Learning and Childcare (Level 4) (Fast Track); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

Early Learning and Childcare (Level 6) or employment.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Early Years

SCQF Level