Entry to Early Education and Childcare (Level 5)

West College Scotland


Paisley Campus, Clydebank Campus, Greenock (Finnart Street) Campus, Greenock (Waterfront) Campus


This course is for learners who have an interest in Early Learning and Childcare. You will study a broad range of Early Learning and Childcare subjects. This course will assit you in considering career options within the sector and the skills, qualities and qualifications required to fulfil these roles. The course is taught using a variety of Learning & Teaching methods.

You'll learn about:
Child Development and Health; Play in Early Education and Childcare; Working in Early Education and Childcare; Parenting; Children’s Rights; Care and Feeding of Children.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. You must have evidence of working at Level 5 and show an interest in working in Children's learning and development.

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 Childhood Practice (Level 6)

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level