Access to Study in Childhood Practice (SWAP)

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


This course is designed as a fast-track onto our HNC Childhood Practice course. 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 next step towards changing your life and the lives of children. This course will give you the essential knowledge and skills you will need for further study as well as enhance your employability skills. You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced lecturers and have individual support from Edinburgh College allowing you to progress professionally and academically.

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

No formal entry requirements. 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

HNC Childhood Practice

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Childhood Practice

SCQF Level