Access to Early Learning and Childcare (SWAP)

Glasgow Kelvin College


Easterhouse Campus


This Access programme is ideal for you if you want to develop a career in Early Learning and Childcare but you may have few, or no, qualifications and you have been out of education for more than 5 years. However, if you have the life skills and experience to underpin this learning, you can start your new career pathway on this programme.

The course will provide you with a work placement in an Early Learning and Childcare setting, 1 day per week.

Course units include:

Child Development; Child Development: Theory; Play in Early Education and Childcare; Children’s Rights; First Aid; Behaviour; Additional Support Needs; HIV, Hepatitis B and C Infections; Communications Higher, ICT and Numeracy.

Candidates will be assessed using essays, class-based exams and presentations.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements.

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


Childcare and Early Education

SCQF Level