Advanced Certificate: Access to HN Childhood Practice

Fife College


Kirkcaldy (St Brycedale) Campus


This course is an abridged version of the NC Early Education and Childcare. The course will provide you with the childcare skills and qualifications required for entry to HNC Childhood Practice.

The course is comprised of the following units:

Child Development (Higher); Child Development: Theory (Higher); Services for Children and Young People (Higher); Supporting Children’s Behaviour; Play in Early Education and Childcare and Play in Practice; Prevention of infection.

One workplace unit will be achieved through working in a childcare setting and a minimum of 30 days placement in an early years setting is required.

Entry Requirements

English at National 5 plus 4 subjects at National 4

Progression Routes

Following successful completion of the HNC Childhood Practice., you will be able to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) as an Early Years Officer at Practitioner level and seek employment as an Early Years Officer

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (evening)

Course Length

36 weeks


Care, Social Sciences and Access to Qualifications

SCQF Level