Access to Study in Childhood Practice (Fast Track)

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


Working with young children and helping them learn essential skills for life is very rewarding and worthwhile. 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.

This Childhood Practice: Level 5 course is for those who already have academic qualifications at SCQF level 4 or above and/or for those progressing on from our Childhood Practice: Level 4 (or similar) at Edinburgh College. Previous experience will be taken into account and work experience in a childcare setting is desirable. This is the fast track version of this course, running for 18 weeks.

Entry Requirements

English or another English based subject plus 2 subjects at National 4 or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 4. Previous experience will be into account.

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

Relevant NC or HNC or further study.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks


Childhood Practice

SCQF Level