Access to HNC Childhood Practice (SWAP)

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


This course is designed as a fast-track into our HNC in a Childhood Practice course. It will give you the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to move into our HNC course. It is ideal for those who wish to return to education and want to prepare themselves for study at this level.

Course includes:
Play; Supporting children's rights and entitlements; Supporting children's behaviours; Child development and theory; First aid; Numeracy; ICT skills; Academic study skills.

Entry Requirements

A good level of written and spoken English, an interest in working with children and young people.

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

HNC Childhood Practice

Start Date



Access to FE/HE

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Childhood Practice

SCQF Level