Childhood Practice (Level 5) (Fast Track)

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus, Midlothian Campus, Sighthill Campus


A career in childhood practice is more than just a job. With plenty of opportunities for progression each day can be different, full of variety and full of adventures. Take your first step towards changing your life and the lives of children. With the expansion of Early Learning and Childcare services across Scotland, there are lots of jobs available. This is a flexible career, with a variety of different ways to train and study to qualify as an Early Learning professional.

Course includes:

Development and Wellbeing of Children and Young People; Children and Young People: Practice and Process of Play; Working with Children and Young People; Preparation for work placement; Health and Wellbeing of Children in a Practical Setting; Communication – Core Skill Certificate at SCQF Level 5. Those who successfully achieve this course will be awarded the SQA certificate in Playwork and Childcare at SCQF 5.

Entry Requirements

3 subjects at National 4 including English. Interview.

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


Childhood Practice

SCQF Level