Childhood Practice

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus, Midlothian Campus, Sighthill Campus


The HNC Childhood Practice course is perfect for young people, adults who are looking to get back into education or those who are progressing on from our NC Early Education and Childcare course.

This course will teach leadership skills, child development, health and safety, and care in contemporary society. From this course, students can apply for registration as an SSSC professional, and go into employment within nurseries, playgroups, after schools clubs and other play schemes.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including English; or NC Early Education and Childcare; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. 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

BA Childhood Practice or Childhood Practice (PDA)

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Childhood Practice

SCQF Level